The computer, as with many inventions, has gone through a significant evolution since its original inception. While what is perhaps the earliest example of the computer was invented by Charles Babbage in 1832 England, there have been many notable moments in computer history that aided in the creation of the modern computer.
The first electronic computer was invented in Pensylvania in 1943. Since then, there have been innumerable inventions and technological advances that have allowed the modern computer to exist. Some examples of these advances are the invention of the computer chip by Jack Kilby in Texas; the invention of the computer mouse by Douglas Englebart in California; IBM's release of the floppy-disk in New York; the release of the personal computer in the late 70s (which was eventually coded by a pre-Microsoft Bill Gates); and the creation of Apple Computers, which unveiled the very first single-circuit computer.
Because of its slow evolution from an archaic mechanical device into a technological wonder, it becomes difficult to pinpoint the exact moment of the invention of the computer. Technically speaking, the first computer was invented in England in 1832, but the device invented then is so far from the modern image of the computer that each advancement listed above deserves equal recognition in its development and invention.