John Atanasoff invented the computer, in case you were wondering who he was.

@GeoffWozniak But did he ? Like the page says depends on the definition of computer.

@Meandres Well, "computer" used to refer to the people who actually performed computation. Atanasoff's model didn't use a stored program model but then again, neither did the ENIAC. Atanasoff's achievement was in doing calculations purely electronically.

@GeoffWozniak: The *electronic* computer, to be precise. As often with inventions, the “firsts” are complex and seldomly only done by 1 person

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.