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Inventors of the Modern Computer (Howard Aiken and Grace Hopper)


The Harvard MARK I Computer – Howard Aiken and Grace Hopper

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Howard Aiken and Grace Hopper designed the MARK series of computers at Harvard University. The MARK series of computers began with the Mark I in 1944. Imagine a giant roomful of noisy, clicking metal parts, 55 feet long and 8 feet high. The 5-ton device contained almost 760,000 separate pieces. Used by the US Navy for gunnery and ballistic calculations, the Mark I was in operation until 1959. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2011 in Technology

 

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