ENIAC, A Landmark Early Digital Computer, Was Unveiled 71 Years Ago — On February 15, 1946.

by Anura Guruge


The ENIAC powered by vacuum tubes.


Click to ENLARGE from view here. From Wikipedia at: “History_of_computing_hardware”

You can see where the ENIAC came in.

It wasn’t a ‘first’ per se, but it was very influential. Note that it was a decimal computer. Aaaaahhh!

IF you have never heard of the ENIAC there is not much point waxing lyrical about it to you, other than just pointing out that it was rather significant in the early history of digital computers.

Those that know of the ENIAC will, of course, savor the significance.

The Wikipedia entry for the ENIAC is a good place to start.

71 years ago. That is not that long. 8 years before I was born. There are, of course, MANY who were alive, and even adults, at the time.

Computers aren’t that old.

Some of you may have heard of UNIVAC the company. UNIVAC got its name from a computer that was a successor to the ENIAC.

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