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Information technology has developed through the years This has also had an impact had on modern society The technological advancements have and are changing human kind forever IT development has improved the life style of men and women all around the world Efficiency and speed of work and leisure is now at its highest level Technology will keep on developing and at the same time life is going to be improved In my opinion IT really started with the development of the first computer the EDVAC This was a gigantic mainframe computer with no monitor keyboard or mouse After a few years personal computers were developed and now you can do things that you could never o before This was all triggered by the first computer During 1945 John von Neumann wrote First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC in which he outlined the architecture of a stored-program computer Electronic storage of programming information and data eliminate the need for the more clumsy methods of programming such as punched paper tape a concept that had characterized mainstream computer development since 1945 Hungarian-born von Neumann demonstrated prodigious expertise in hydrodynamics ballistics meteorology game theory statistics and the use of mechanical deices for computation After the war he concentrated on the development of Princetons Institute for Advanced Studies computer and its copies around the world In February of 1946 the public got its first glimpse of the ENIAC a machine built by John Mauchly and J Presper Eckert that improved 1000 times on the speed of its contemporaries Start of project 1943 Completed 1946 Programmed plug board and switches Speed 5000 operations per second InputOutput cards lights switches plugs Floor space 1000 square feet Project leaders John Mauchly and J Presper Eckert In the following section I am going to write about the impact that IT and computers have on Modern Society More specifically there are four points I will be looking
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