Programming in 1946 - ENIAC's Birthday

osi.superboard osi.superboard at
Mon Feb 15 06:23:02 CST 2021

75 years ago, February 15, 1946
The ENIAC, presented to the public in 1946, is - depending on the 
definition - the first programmable digital computer in the world. Its 
first programmers were primarily women: so-called refrigerator ladies 
(seen here: Gloria Ruth Gordon and Ester Gerston) spent hours flipping 
switches and swapping cable connections - the first computer input 
devices - to tell the programmable digital computer what it has to do next.

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