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    Needs a reversed Cougar! tuiruru's Avatar
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    Default Happy Birthday Eniac!!

    You're reading this because of the developments in computing over the last (at least) 60 years.


    Today,February 14, is kind of the 66th birthday of ENIAC. See what it took to use a computer back then here (from last year:
    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea...ow_about_eniac

    and here
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    Default Re: Happy Birthday Eniac!!

    Happy Birthday the Eniac. The most influential computer of all time, as without it, i would not be typing on this Intel Quad Core right now.
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    Default Re: Happy Birthday Eniac!!

    Computers have come a long way and got smaller since Eniac was born. Keyboard input is much simpler.
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    Default Re: Happy Birthday Eniac!!

    Price and power requirements have shrunk a little bit too.
    Entropy is not what
    it used to be.



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    Default Re: Happy Birthday Eniac!!

    Quote Originally Posted by goodiesguy View Post
    Happy Birthday the Eniac. The most influential computer of all time, as without it, i would not be typing on this Intel Quad Core right now.
    So do we blame Eniac, then?
    It has a lot to answer for!

    Last edited by WalOne; 14-02-2012 at 08:44 PM.
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