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What is the name of the 1st storage device? and who invented it?

By stjohnmedrano ·
guys lets refresh the evolution of computer..

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by BFilmFan In reply to What is the name of the 1 ...

Tortoise shell.

An unknown Peiliganger in 6600 BC was the first person to represent language through graphical means.

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I was going to say "bowl"

by jdclyde In reply to Answer

but I suppose saying what the first bowl was made of takes it a step further.....

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Cuneiform?

by OnTheRopes In reply to What is the name of the 1 ...

Just guessing. Not really a device though. Ignore this answer. :)

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Lower intestine / Large bowel ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to What is the name of the 1 ...

Every creature's got 'em.

Dunno that it was necessarily an 'invention' - more of a necessity. :^0

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Skin.

by OnTheRopes In reply to Lower intestine / Large b ...

Stores everything. Not sure who invented it.

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The punch card..............

The punch card, the first storage mechanism used with a mechanical computer, was introduced by Herman Hollerith in 1886 to help the U.S. Bureau of the Census calculate demographic data. The punch card concept was actually developed by Charles Babbage and was demonstrated in his 1833 design of the Analytical Engine. Although Babbage's engine was never built, it provided a model for Hollerith and others. Punch cards allowed computer operators to automatically repeat arithmetic operations on numbers that were represented by holes punched into successive cards.

More here:

http://www.answers.com/topic/computer-storage-devices

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Ugh...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to What is the name of the 1 ...

and it was probably bark.

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Punched paper tape

by mjd420nova In reply to What is the name of the 1 ...

I think that punched paper tape preceeded the IBM punch card. Messages were generated on punched paper tape for speedy transmission of morse code over telegraph lines in the 1870's.

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Cave wall; geology. No text.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to What is the name of the 1 ...
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from the owner

by stjohnmedrano In reply to Cave wall; geology. No t ...

guys thanks for sharing, all of your answers helps a lot to me... God bless and always remeber that technologies are invented to make things better...

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