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The first programmers were busy at work well before the advent of the modern computer. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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Who was the first programmer?

Find out who the first programmer was.
The person who was the first programmer, Augusta Ada Byron, is considered a patron saint of programming. Learn about her contribution to computing.

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As a computer term, "bug" has an ironic and obvious origin. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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Where did the term "bug" originate?

Find out where the term bug originated.

Researchers are hard at work developing alternatives to silicon chips, like carbon nanotubes. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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Are any devices being developed to replace silicon chips?

Find out what devices are being developed to replace silicon chips.

Silicon chips like this one are used in more products than just computers. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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What is a silicon chip?

Find out what a silicon chip is.

DOS was an early operating system for IBM computers. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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What does DOS stand for?

Find out what DOS stands for.

The computers of today bear little resemblance to the large electronic computers of the past. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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A lot of people have heard of ENIAC the first large electronic computer but what was MANIAC?

What is computer-speak for "father"? It might be MANIAC.

While the hardware of cheap laptops often leave a lot to be desired, the price is hard to argue with. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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Cheap Laptops

What to know before you buy cheap laptops.

Just point, and click. [© Shutterstock, 2010]

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Who invented the computer mouse?

Learn more about the device that makes computer interaction what it is today: the mouse.

Computers have come a long way. [© Shutterstock, 2010]

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Who invented the computer?

Discover how far back the seeds of computing lie and who is most responsible for the development of the computer.

Computer memory is divided into small pieces called bytes. [© Jupiter Images, 2010]

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Computer Memory

Find out about the different types of computer memory.

A laptop with more RAM can run more applications simultaneously. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

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Laptop Memory

What you need to know about laptop memory.

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