Story of the first digital computers

The story of the first digital computers, since a phenomenon observed in Edison’s light bulb, through 2 bit logic operations, through triodes and vacuum tubes, up to the ENIAC, capable of doing astonishing 500 math operations per second, and running without failure for a maximum of 116 hours.

As a matter of comparison, your smartphone can do almost one trillion math operations per second with just a tiny fraction of the required energy. Your smartphone is 2 billion times faster than the first, commercial large and expensive digital computers of the 1940’s.

Veritasium nailed it again.

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