Happy (belated) birthday, ENIAC

All projects have four birthdays. They are: inception, funding, completion, and announcement, and maybe a fifth—first sale. The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) was conceived and built-in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed in 1945. The project’s inception can be traced to August 1942, when Dr. John W. Mauchly produced a seven-page memorandum—The Use of High-Speed Vacuum Tube Devices for Calculation. ...

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