Thursday, June 26, 2014

PHOTOS: After World War II

Great photo collection at The Atlantic illustrating the aftermath of The Big One, Double-U Double-U Two.


This 1946 photograph shows ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer), the first general purpose electronic computer - a 30-ton machine housed at the University of Pennsylvania. Developed in secret starting in 1943, ENIAC was designed to calculate artillery firing tables for the United States Army's Ballistic Research Laboratory. The completed machine was announced to the public on February 14, 1946. The inventors of ENIAC promoted the spread of the new technologies through a series of influential lectures on the construction of electronic digital computers at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946, known as the Moore School Lectures. (AP Photo)


Hat tip: Papa B.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

With Obama as commander in chief, this is the equipment the US military will be working with abroad.

At home, the US military under Obama will keep the state-of-the-art gear to use against American citizens.

John David Galt said...

ENIAC got 50 years of undeserved credit for being the first because Bletchley Park was top-secret, but the real first computer was built there, by Alan Turing, during the war. Visit bletchleypark.org.uk for pictures of the real #1 and to find out about seeing it in person.