Have you ever wondered how your computers at home originated? Moreover, how the home computer desk became a household icon? Finally, why has it become a need to buy and own one?
The first computer was first applied during the Second World War. Well, it is much appropriate to say that the military planned to use the first computer during the war.
However, its completion was done after the war. It was supposedly abandoned by the government. This project consumed too much money and it triggered the public to question the government. However, the American government saw some future in the ENIAC, which is the first computer. It had great abilities and it has the processing abilities of Einstein and Oppenheimer. If a machine like this could be developed, it could mean an evolution of the world’s standards.
True enough, the American government funded the research and fast improvements were achieved. The introduction of computers to the whole world was indeed remarkable. It made other scientists curios about the capacity of this kind of machine. During that time this type of machine was still unheard of. However it already managed to fuel the competition for its development. Discoveries were made left and right. It was not at the same country or at the same time but all of these discoveries led to the development of computers.
It was not long that home desk computers were then available. Although at first, only rich people can own them. It was still quite expensive during those times since they used gold as one of the materials in creating computers. Gold was a great conductor of electricity but it was also a bit expensive. Its need for power and heat dissipation was lower than the creation of copper.
The computer consumes less energy and as a result the user can save on his or her electric bill. Later, they found silicon and other intrinsic materials that are abundant in nature as a replacement for gold in some of its parts. This made the production cost of the computer lower, making it affordable to the market.
With the computer commercialized and accessible market, different sectors in the society took advantage of it. Business establishments, military bases and ordinary homeowners are now using computers as tool in managing their daily activities. Computers have already replaced calculators and file cabinets in the office. Even at home, computers are already being used. In fact, it has already becoming a household icon. Almost everyone has a home desk computer and it provides them the chance to do school work and office work at the comforts of their home.
The simple home desk computers that are often seen anywhere has a lot of history within it. It went through a lot of changes before it achieved its current status. It started with the idea of helping the war and now, it has become a phenomenon. The computer was huge at first. It occupied a space equivalent to a building and it needed thousands of watts to power it, and it also costs 5 million dollars to build. Now, home desktop computers are available in the market. It occupies the space of a table, uses power less than your refrigerator and costs a minimum of 400 dollars.