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History of Computing "Part 1"

My proof reader never saw the movie and didn't "get it", so...

History of the World Part 1 is a Mel Brooks (i.e., silly) movie covering human development from the discovery of fire to the French revolution in 92 minutes – it skips around a bit. The title is a play on The Historie of the World, Volume 1 by Sir Walter Raleigh, written while prisoner in the Tower of London. He had only managed to complete the first volume before being beheaded.[src]

Early computing devices, like tally sticks, date back thousands of years. After completing this section and my "computing history at a glance" slide, I couldn't resist the comparison.

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Attribution: Dr. Paul Mullins, Slippery Rock University
These notes began life as the Wikiversity course Introduction to Computers.
The course draws extensively from and uses links to Wikipedia.
A large number of video links are provided to (I hope you like cats. And food demos.)