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As long as computers and networks have existed, the world has needed qualified people to operate them, from early punchcard programmers to today’s data architects. This week's Tech Throwback Thursday is a video tribute to the past and present of information technology. Watch the video:
As some additional background about ENIAC, it was technically neither the first electronic computer nor the first programmable one. However, it is widely considered the first general use computer as it was both fully electronic and fully programmable. Here are some other key facts about ENIAC:
ENIAC, like its British contemporary Colossus, was designed to assist in war efforts during World War II. The British built Colossus primarily to break German cypher encryption, while the U.S. designed ENIAC to calculate artillery firing tables.