In Pictures: ENIAC, world's first digital computer, turns 66

Massive machine was world's first large-scale electronic general-purpose digital computer ... here's a pictorial tribute

Introduced to the world on February 14, 1946, the ENIAC - Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer - was developed by the University of Pennsylvania's John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert under a 1943 contract with the U.S. Army. It was the world's first large-scale electronic general-purpose digital computer, and its development was the birth of large computing systems that dominated the industry for years to come. Here we take a quick look at its development and history.

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  • Peter Rea

    We all wore suits and were middle aged already