Early Computing: Crash Course Computer Science #1

Early Computing: Crash Course Computer Science #1

Hello, world! Welcome to Crash Course Computer Science! So today, we’re going to take a look at computing’s origins, because even though our digital computers are relatively new, the need for computation is not. Since the start of civilization itself, humans have had an increasing need for special devices to help manage laborious tasks, and as the scale of society continued to grow, these computational devices began to play a crucial role in amplifying our mental abilities. From the abacus and astrolabe to the difference engine and tabulating machine, we’ve come a long way to satisfying this increasing need, and in the process completely transformed commerce, government, and daily life.

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50 Comments

  1. Dull Bananas on August 27, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    0:12 iPad doesn’t run Windows



  2. Mariia Mars on August 27, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Why im i addicted to this?



  3. x ghost on August 27, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Hoe, didn’t you said you gonna teach how to program in the 1st video?



  4. I really hate making up names for this kind of stuff on August 27, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Crash course music theory



  5. Michael Pisciarino on August 27, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    0:50 The Industrial Revolution
    2:10 Computing’s Origins
    2:28 The Abacus
    3:47 Astrolabe and The Slide Rule. Optimizing
    4:57 Leibniz’ Step Reckoner
    6:37 Range Tables. Speed and Accuracy
    7:30 Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine approximates polynomials
    8:13 The Analytical Engine
    8:48 Ada Lovelace, the world’s 1st programmer
    9:18 The US Census. Hollerith’s punch machine.
    10:40 IBM: International Business Machine’s Corporation
    11:14 Next Week: Digital Computers



  6. mum ahm on August 27, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Discover computing from the Quran by Dr Zaid Kasim Ghazzawi.😊



  7. Saurabhav on August 27, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    I had no idea IBM started as a Punch cards company



  8. Pizza man 6667 on August 27, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Boringggggg



  9. Tatenda Tambo on August 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    0:16. Crash Course: "We’re not going to teach you how to program."

    Me: "Ha! I already KNOW how to program!" **Begins laughing maniacally, slowly transitioning into sobs and tears**. "Damn you, Java, damn it all to hell!".



  10. ᴍɪʟᴇs ᴇᴍᴍᴀɴᴜᴇʟ on August 27, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    thumbs up if Sir Alayon brought you here



  11. Arsenal Pro Audio on August 27, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Wrong, planes would NOT fall, you can still fly the plane in manual mode if computer systems and sensors fail. And planes’ flight systems are not linked into the rest of the net.



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  13. zahra rashiid on August 27, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    whats this i did not come here for a complete history of computers what a waste get to the point next time dont beat
    round the bush so much



  14. ABDELHAMID AHBANE on August 27, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    waaaaaw



  15. Zannah on August 27, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    top tier host. she seems to really be passionate about all this. i love seeing that.



  16. Mehran Ali Ansari on August 27, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Where is Alan Turing?



  17. SerDrinksAlot/Acana Garrow on August 27, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Also a fun fact: Ada, the first programmer, is the daughter of famous English romantic poet Lord Byron.



  18. Anicodeaufo 59 on August 27, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Ugly.



  19. I really hate making up names for this kind of stuff on August 27, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Crash course music theory??!!?!?



  20. Brant Zhang on August 27, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Wtf it has to be 10? Why not 10A?



  21. Rawan Al-daneen on August 27, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Arabs who invented the first computer.. you just can’t resist it!



  22. Christopher Hatch on August 27, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    she is such a babe



  23. Colorful Girl Rexhaj on August 27, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    you are amazing ‘o’



  24. Nejendary on August 27, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    dont know what age range this is created for but it is up to date with good info



  25. SQUAD IN on August 27, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    First of its kind… I mean already at 1.5x



  26. Ethan Chaney on August 27, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Where the heck is John Greene? What kind of crash course is this? Are you trying to tell me that John Green *isn’t* all of Crash Course ever? Damn.



  27. SevenDeMagnus on August 27, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Cool



  28. invisi. on August 27, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    that ain’t how you pronounce leibniz



  29. Alan Watts on August 27, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Poor Charles Babbage



  30. 00 Buck on August 27, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Amazingly well explained. I never knew the history of computers they don’t teach that in school thank you so much



  31. Maurice Williams on August 27, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Computers rule the Universe!



  32. Anderson on August 27, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Without computers, crash course wouldn’t exist. Heck, even PBS wouldn’t exist!



  33. Toniii Carbonelll on August 27, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    she is so adorable



  34. jaymorpheus11 on August 27, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Instruction starts at 2:30



  35. Stephanie Houvardas on August 27, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    she should do ASMR



  36. Mohammed Abbas Hayat on August 27, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    is this series relevant to help my a levels on computer science (just finished year 11)



  37. MadakiNomaroishi on August 27, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    White people are just superior 👌 all of the important inventions came from them 👌



  38. rayyan ahmed on August 27, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    9:18



  39. Giga Joules on August 27, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Does anyone know what the name for her accent is?
    I have the same accent and have never known what it is called lol



  40. Brad Smith on August 27, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    6:52 – Emus?



  41. randoMeh on August 27, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    anyone just now learning how to use an abacus?



  42. Compscript on August 27, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Next time you say something like Stepped reckoner by Gottfried Leibniz put the words on the screen because I did not have a clue what you said.



  43. Samuel Southworth on August 27, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    how’s it goin



  44. NumberOne ? on August 27, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    What a amazing course, but please decrease the speed when you speak for non native English speaker



  45. Spider Man on August 27, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    indianapolis hahahahahhahahaha



  46. Cutie Briana on August 27, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    put your thoughts on the comments bellow or put ur thoughts on my comment:)



  47. Mandipa LECHA on August 27, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    that moment she said "hello world". im legit rolling on the floor. xD



  48. Saluka Sakvith on August 27, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Guys can you please make a new video on HTML?????



  49. Jim123bcb HD on August 27, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    This girl is so cute and I love how passionate she is about computer science. I’ve recently realized how much I know about CS and how much I love it.



  50. WILD WISDOM on August 27, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Vacuum tubes ? And u are talking history of computer