The History of the Slot


If you’re an urban teen or a technology junkie, you are a SLOT. You spend more than 70 hours a week in front of a screen. And if you’re a girl, you’re most likely a SLOT. You probably also think that the term “Slot” comes from an old English fairy tale. It describes a character who was a naughty girl with many boys.

The first slot was released in 1997 by the Intel Corporation. In 1999, AMD released a similar slot, but not compatible with the first one. Then, in 2001, Intel released another slot, this one larger and used with the Pentium II processor. The slot has long since disappeared from new computers. Sockets are now the standard for connecting computers. But you can still find a few models of slots online. Here’s a look at the history of the modern computer.

A computer’s processor is connected to the motherboard via a slot. These slots were designed to make it easier for a user to upgrade the processor. The first slot was released by the Intel Corporation in 1997. Later, AMD came out with its own slot, called Slot A. This one is not compatible with the original, but it can be compatible with AMD’s older processors. In 1999, Intel released a larger slot for the Pentium II, which was the last generation of processors. These slots are no longer used in new computers. Instead, the newer models are equipped with sockets.