In 1901, the Antikythera mechanism was discovered in Greece. This prehistoric computer dates all the way back to 205BC, and it is the oldest known analog computer found so far. But, in 1946 J. Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchly changed the world by producing the first ever electronic calculator, and from here, digital computers were born. The Altair 8800 made history as the first personal computer back in 1971. Nowadays, NewEgg, Tiger Direct and other carriers of DIY Barebone computer bundles charge only 300$ for a decent computer. Back in 1971, the Altair 8800 was offered at the retail price of $705, the equivalent of $4450 in 2019.
As the years pass, technological power grows exponentially, ultimately making technology smaller and more affordable to the public at large. This exponential growth makes technology more accessible to everyone. Here, you can read about the latest developments in the world of computer tech, along with constantly updated top 10 computer compilation lists by cost effectiveness.