Computers

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Michael Hofer Thursday, 29th May 1997 Computers Today computers are used everywhere: in banks, supermarkets, offices or at home. But how was the modern computer created? A precursor of the digital computer was the adding machine. It was devised in 1642 by the French philosopher Blaise Pascal. It was a machine based on a series of toothed wheels, each tooth representing a number from 0 to 9. They were connected so that numbers could be added to each other by turning the wheels by a correct number of teeth. Analog computers began to be built at the beginning of the 20th century. Such machines were used for solving very difficult equations. During world wars mechanical and electrical analog computers were used in submarines and aircraft. In the 1940s, Howard Aiken, a Harvard University ...

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