Computer

1946

Computer

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Charles Babbage, Alan Turing, John von Neumann computer science

Computer

Colossus

Patterns

Babbage and Hollerith had previously created machines that performed analysis and statistical compilations. Even the Colossus machines were not general-purpose computers, but were rather designed to perform specific cryptanalytic tasks. However, Babbage’s Analytical Engine design, Turing’s model, and von Neumann’s design for ENIAC were for general-purpose programmable computers.

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