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penngaz_eniacSixty-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.”

Well said.

— Maanvi Singh

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