CBC Digital Archives

Science & Technology: Computers

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Computer Invasion: A History of Automation in Canada
Described as "gigantic brains," computers were once so big they filled entire rooms. It all started with ENIAC, the world's first computer, that cracked and buzzed and weighed 27 tonnes. By the 1960s, ordinary Canadians were fascinated with these new high tech devices: IBMs could set up blind dates, select Christmas presents and mysteriously dispense money. A novel idea until computer technology replaced real people on the job. These days computers continue to revolutionize — this time changing the way people communicate by way of the Internet.
Computers General
Inventing the Internet Age
From early dreams of global information networks to the dominance of the World Wide Web, networked computers have changed the way Canadians interact with the world. For more than three decades the CBC has reported these advances, some revolutionary, others mere flashes in the technological pan. From ARPANET to MP3s, we look at Canada's first steps onto the information highway, and the people who took us there.
Meet the Macintosh
On Jan. 24, 1984, a new computer company called Apple shook up the world of personal computers with the introduction of the Macintosh. A small but innovative machine, the first personal computer sold with the handy "mouse," the Macintosh was an instant hit, cementing Apple's place in the hyper-competitive personal computer market and the history of the home computing. Twenty-five years after the release of the Macintosh, the CBC Digital Archives brings you a brief look back on the early days of Apple and the Macintosh.