It always amuses me to see their faces when I show them a picture of my very first computer, a BBC Micro, and tell them about the amazing new games I could play on it such as Pong and Space Invaders. I was well ahead of my time back then, being the only person in our village to own a computer. For a long time we were one of the most popular destinations for after school visits from my son’s friends.
However, if you ask students nowadays to tell you a bit about earlier computers then they will most probably shrug and get that familiar glazed look which tells you that they don’t have a clue what you are on about.
Now they will have no excuses for the next time you ask because the people over at the techking site have put together an amazing infographic detailing the history of computers from 1939 all the way up to 2010.
The infographic is broken down into decades and contains clear images, dates and a short text snippet about each type of computer. It would look great split into the different decades, printed out perhaps on photographic paper and used as part of an informative classroom display.