Academy of Lifelong Learning

HISTORY OF THE DIGITAL COMPUTER

GordonHISTORY OF THE DIGITAL COMPUTER

Math, Science & Technology

Chris Gordon

 

Wednesdays, January 30 – March 6 (six weeks) 4:15 – 5:15 pm
Lecture/Discussion

This course will uncover how we got to where we are in the computer age, from an earlier time of no commercially available digital computers, to the possible “zillions” available today. Classes will cover topics including the instructor’s personal history in the world of computers as an early program- mer, other important names in digital computing, the growth of the computer through Univac, IBM, and Mac, the evolution of programming languages and technology, and the rocky road into the future of artificial intelligence.

CHRIS GORDON was a computer programmer and software developer from 1955 to 1999, working on everything from a Univac 1 at the age of 12 right up through the latest technology available. He is looking forward to sharing the journey of enormous change in the growth of the digital computer.