Sixty-seven years ago, John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert of Penn’s Engineering School revealed ENIAC, the world’s first general-purpose computer. Construction began in 1943, but was kept a secret. The project was funded by the US military during WWII and was designed to calculate artillery firing tables.
From the archives: “The ENIAC, whose full name is Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, is very large as electronic devices go.”
— Maanvi Singh