Thursday, September 27, 2012

ENIAC


The first computer was called the ENIAC.
(Sounds like Any-Ack) It stands for a bunch of big words that just mean it was a big math calculator:
Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer

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(From: Wikipedia - eniac)

It wasn't like any of the fancy computers we have now with big colored touch screens!
It was a whole room full of wires and lights and could only do math problems with numbers.
This might not seem like much, but it could figure out over 350 problems like this in less than a second.
Way faster than most humans!

9,292,532,154 x 2,135,484,354 = 19,844,057,023,908,918,516