ENIAC, the Triumphs and Tragedies of the World's First Computer

ENIAC, the Triumphs and Tragedies of the World's First Computer

Book - 1999
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Based on original interviews with surviving participants and the first study of John Mauchly and Presper Eckert's personal papers, "ENIAC" tells the story of the three-year race to complete the world's first computer--and of the three-decade struggle to take credit for it. 10 illustrations.
Publisher: New York : Walker, 1999
ISBN: 9780802713483
0802713483
Characteristics: viii, 262 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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kwsmith
May 27, 2018

You probably know who invented the automobile and who invented the light bulb. But you probably don't know who invented the first electronic computer or the fascinating story behind why they aren't richer than God. Personally, I found it fascinating that the young engineers who created the first electronic computer had zero knowledge of Babbage/Ada's early work with analogue computing devices. [Note: Howard Aiken used Babbage's research during the construction of the Mark I at Harvard, but the Mark I was not an electronic computer so it did not evolve into the computers that we use today.]

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snoids
Mar 02, 2008

You might want to read "The First Electronic Computer" -- The Atanasoff Story.
The Atanasoff - Berry Computer (ABC) was operational a few years before the ENIAC.

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