The true father of the modern computer was not John von Neumann, as he is generally credited. That honor belongs to the two men, John Mauchly and Presper Eckert, who built the world's first programmable computer: the legendary ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer).Their three-year race to create the ENIAC is a compelling tale of brilliance and misfortune that has never been told before.
Mauchly and Eckert developed a revolutionary vision: to make electricity "think." Funded by the US Army, the team they led constructed a behemoth the size of a three-bedroom apartment. It weighed thirty tons, cost nearly half a million dollars—plus $650 an hour to run—and had eighteen thousand vacuum tubes with miles of wiring. But in 1945, the ENIAC was the cutting edge in technology and a herald of the digital age to come,blazing a trail to the next generation of computers that quickly followed.
Based on original interviews with surviving participants and the first study of Mauchly and Eckert's personal papers,ENIACis a dramatic human story and a vital contribution to the history of technology that restores to the two inventors the legacy they deserve.
|Available Formats :||Library CD|
To listen to this title you will need our latest app
Due to publishing rights this title requires DRM and can only be listened to in the Blackstone Wholesale app
DRM (Digital Rights Management) is a copyright protection for digital media. While much of Blackstone Wholesale’s content is DRM free, and allows for usage across platforms, select products on Blackstone Wholesale are required by publishers to have DRM protected files. These products will be playable exclusively on the Blackstonewholesale.com apps, available for iOS and Android devices.