Room 1 (Birth of digital information processing)

Basics of information processing

Within electronic data processing there are important milestones, that are shown in their own room. These topics are:

  • Numbers and calculator machines
  • Binary System
  • Digital computers vs. analog computers
  • Relays computer
  • Computers based on Electrone tubes
  • Integrated ciruits (IC)
  • Processors (CPU)

Computer history

It took more than 30 years until computers become „personal“. A small exhibition shows large computers and mini computers that were used until the first home computers arrived on the market.

Calculators

The very first cheap „computers“ were pocket calculators. They develop quick. At first they only offerd elementary arithmetic, more functions were added later. Today's pocket calculators are programmable machines with a powerful algebra system.