Photos: The evolution of the PC

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2 – The Enigma machine

Source:  Rex Features

2 – The Enigma machine

The Enigma machine was an electro-mechanical rotor machine used to generate algorithms for the encryption and decryption of secret messages. It was invented by German engineer Arthur Scherbius at the end of World War I.

 

Computer Weekly celebrates the birthday of one of Britain’s greatest sons, Charles Darwin (1809-1882), with our representation of the evolution of the PC.

In his 1882 book "On the Origin of Species", Darwin explained how over billions of years simple organisms evolved into the complex life forms we see today.

Computers on the other-hand have evolved at a much faster rate.

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