Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The birth of the computer

If you use a computer and get frustrated with it imagine the first science geeks who tried to develop it. These nerds had some humorous wit about their work, which if you are a programmer you completely get. George Dyson read through their copious notes and presents them in an interest way in the video below.

Was it a hardware problem? Was it a code problem? Was it a live mouse? Very tenacious group of people. So the few times you have trouble with your computer just imagine what it was like in the late 40's, early 50's.

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