Wacom Essentials: History of Computing Input Devices


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A short history of the computing input devices

Today, we are quite comfortable interacting with computers, but it wasn't always so. Back in the early development of modern computing hardware, the idea of expressive painting on a computer was unheard of. Let's take a look back at the shoulders of the computing giants that today's expressive Wacom Stylus and Tablets stand up on. Back in the late 40s, early 50s, we had something called the punch card. Punch cards were used to input instructions one line at a time into the computer, primarily because memory was so small, you couldn't put any more than that amount into it.

Once all the cards are input, the program was finally created. Move on a little farther and we get into the military's use of something called the light pen. The light pen was originally used with the SAGE Military Air Defense computer. It enabled the operator to be able to select individual targets on a screen. It was the first time that this was ever possible. Moving onto the early 60s, we now have ...

A short history of the computing input devices
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A short history of the computing input devices provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by John Derry as part of the Wacom Essential Training

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