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

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

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Presents a history of the world's first programmable computer, ENIAC, and its creators, a team funded by the U.S. Army and led by John Mauchly and Presper Eckert

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A staff writer for the Wall Street Journal , McCartney wades into the controversy over who is responsible for the very first electronic computer. He awards the honor to John Marchly and Presper Eckert, who met in 1941 and were soon funded by the US government to help with the war effort. They christened their behemoth the Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer. He draws from newly uncovered documents, original interviews with surviving participants, and Mauchly and Echert's personal papers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Presents a history of the world's first programmable computer, ENIAC, and its creators, a team funded by the U.S. Army and led by John Mauchly and Presper Eckert, and discusses their race to complete the computer and their struggle to take credit for their discovery.

Publisher: New York : Walker, 1999
ISBN: 9780802713483
0802713483
Branch Call Number: 004.1 MCC
Characteristics: viii, 262 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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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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