Who Produced It?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by AaronMcarthur, Jul 27, 2002.

  1. who actually invented the first computer?
    who invented the first program for it to run?

    i know bill gates had something to do with it?
     
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    The first computer was the ENIAC built in 1946. It was a vacuum tube powered computer that was the size of a room. It performed 5000 operations per second (modern PCs perform a couple billion operations per second)

    http://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/1945/index.page

    There is a timeline of computer technology

    JJB6486
     
  3. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    It was originally invented to perform complex calculations for the US Army, so they could aim their weapons more accurately. The computer was so innefficient, Phillidelphia had brown-outs when it was in opperation.
     
  4. whats a brown-out?
     
  5. dadecamp

    dadecamp under worked, over paid

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    brown out

    They are localized power shut downs used to direct electricity to certain locations.
     
  6. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    It's like when yer TV kinda blinks. Or the Lights flicker. Some times it's enough to reset the electric clocks in yer home. Not good for 'Puter.
     
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    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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