Computers have been with man kind for over 350 years.The first computer was made by Blaise Pascal in 1642. The reason Blaise thought of this invention is because he was trying to help his father with counting other peoples taxes. He did not see it as a computer but a calculator.

Blaise Pascal

Are There Problems With Computers?

Everyone has fun with computers and others don't. There are many problems in computers but most of us can not see them. One of the biggest, most disturbing problems is the battery. The battery may not seem something that can disturb you while on the computer, but it is the thing that makes the computer do what it does. The solution to making the battery better and last longer is to add more power. They can do this by making the batteries smaller and adding more in the battery container.

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Even though the computer has been around for some time it has been made better over time. After Blaise made his counting computer, people decided to take this idea and make it better. Joseph-Marie Jacquard wanted to do the same as Blaise did but with cloth. He decided to invent a machine that can loom cloth to make patterns and become clothes. After time passed by people just began to hear about other people and tried to do what they were doing but in a different way. In 1949 was when the first PC was made by Edmund Berkeley.

Effects of Computers

Computers were made for many reasons and they have affected our lives a lot. They have affected us because we sort of rely on computers a little too much. We all have just seen the computer as something you use and we take it granted. If the computer was never made many things would of been different in our society. We would not be able to communicate as easily or view things as easily. If computers were not made I would not of been able to do most of my school work. If computers were gone today most of us would not know what to do.

Different Computers

There are many different computers with different companies. The main two companies that everyone knows about are Apple and Windows. There are some things different and the same with the companies. The difference between the companies is that Apple uses different names for their computers, which is Mac, and Windows uses their names for the computers that they make. Another thing is the price. Even though Windows is cheaper it can easily get viruses and bugs that can mess up the computer. On the other hand Mac is very expensive but it is very hard to get viruses and other malware because of the processing power that it has. There are some things that that are the same like both of the founders did not finish collage. Something else is that both of the companies is that they take ideas from each other.

Apple and Windows logo


Invention-the action of inventing something, typically a process or device.

Calculator-something used for making mathematical calculations, in particular a small electronic device with a keyboard and a visual display.

Battery-a container consisting of one or more cells, in which chemical energy is converted into electricity and used as a source of power.

PC-a small inexpensive computer used in word processing, playing computer games

Malware-a computer program designed specifically to damage or disrupt a system, such as a virus


1. How long ago was the first computer made?

2. Creator of the first computer?

3.What was the first computer made for?

4. A problem with computers?

5.Who was the 2nd person to make a computer?

6.Creator of the first PC?

Answers: 1.350 years ago 2. Blaise Pascal 3. A calculator 4. The battery 5. Joseph-Marie Jacquard 6. Edmund Berkeley