The first major development in computer technology was in 1946, with a vacuum tube-based computer model that was produced to aid in military efforts. Since the invention of computers and the internet, technology including operating systems, platforms, hardware and software has rapidly advanced. Mobile computing technology has redefined how nations communicate as well as how information is sent and received. From laptops to netbooks to smartphones, e-readers and tablets, the options as of 2014 are endless and mounting.
People use mobile computing in every aspect of life, whether it is to send a quick email, upload and share photos or read entire books. Computers no longer exclusively belong to a few select businesses; rather, computer technology is easily accessible to every person, young or old. Even those who have disabilities can utilize computer technology, thanks to developments in assistive technologies.