First Electronic Computer

First electronic computer

Did you know that, in the early stages, the computing devices were just mechanical devices? In fact, most of them ran on steam power like old rail engines!

The computing devices which we use today are electronic devices. This not only increases the efficiency but also makes them small and portable.

Let me tell you, about how old our gadgets are and just as how different they were!

On February 1946, the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was developed by John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert. This feat was achieved in the Moore School of Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania.

Because of its electronic components, as opposed to electro-mechanical technology, it was over 1,000 times faster than any previous computer.

The ENIAC was so huge that it used panel-panel wiring and switches for programming and occupied more than 1,000 square feet! Weighing about 30 tons, it used about 18,000 vacuumsto function! This device alone occupied one entire to room. It was believed that ENIAC had done more calculations over the ten years outfits than all of humanity at that time!

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