A computer is a device that can be programmed to process data. Computers range in size and capability - from small, cubic millimeter small mini-computer to large, room-sized supercomputer.
The first programmable calculating machine the Z3 was designed by German engineer Konrad Zuse in 1941. The Z3 weighed about a ton. After the development of the microprocessor in the 1970s, size and cost of computers shrank. In 1981 IBM introduced the first personal computer (PC). Since then, the term "computer" usually refers to a portable folding computer (notebook) or box-shaped desktop computer.
It's all about artificial intelligence - the rise of our machine overlords. What's going to happen? When's it going to happen? Or has it already happened? We're going to delve into these and - a number of other questions - with some of the most progressive minds out there.
It's no joke, April 1 is a big day in computing history. In 1972 Intel released its 8008 microprocessor and four years later we had Apple Computer*. But Brian Kernighan says we still don't understand the digital world.
Women are still scarce in the IT sector, and not just in Germany. But despite all the odds, women have helped set standards since the industry started out in the middle of last century. And some women are enabling the next generation to have a more equal start.
Linda Kruse is a young German who designs video games for a living. But they’re not your typical shoot-em-up or racing games. They're so called serious games, that take on social issues like gender equality, because Linda says she wants to change the world with her games.