A Computer Is Born


Subject:
Computers , History

Description:
Special report about the creation of ENIAC, or Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, which was unveiled in February 1946 at the University of Pennsylvania. Topics include the roots of ENIAC during World War II (with the need to predict the trajectory of shells), the use of vacuum tube devices in calculating, and how programming was largely done by women. Includes sound clips and a related report on the politics invention. From CNET.

Creator:
Kanells, Michael

Publisher:
CNET Networks, Inc.

Language:
English

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/2009-1006_3-6037980.html


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