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There is no noun with the ability to represent modern life other than computer Whether the effect is negative or positive computers control nearly every aspect of our everyday life Computers have evolved from bearing the role of strictly computing to having the ability of completing unthinkable tasks Supermarket scanners calculate our grocery bill while keeping store inventory computerized telephone switching centers play traffic cop to millions of calls and keep lines of communication untangled and ATMs let us conduct banking transactions form virtually anywhere in the world Around five thousand years ago in Asia a simple machine called the Abacus bearing a system of sliding beads arranged on a rack such as ones found in a pool hall may be considered the first computer Merchants used the Abacus to record their barter transactions Its popularity began to fall when the use of paper and pencil spread particularly throughout Europe its importance diminished Computers were looked at as a way to simplify large workloads into discreet tasks The United States census of 1880 took seven years to tally The fear of later censuses taking an even more absurd amount of time to count the bureau turned to technology An American inventor also applied the concept to computing He fed cards storing data into a machine compiling the results instinctively Punched holes in the cards would represent letters and number a single hole depicted a number while a combination of two holes portrayed a letter This allowed the census results in six weeks Not only did the machine remarkably decrease the amount of time the census took but also the cards used represented stored memory of the census and reduced computational errors It found its way into the business world founding Tabulating Machine Company in 1896 which later became International Business Machines IBM in 1924 After this point in history the evolution of the computer is began to become an increased desired
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