Who invented the first digital computer?

DN Staff

December 30, 2007

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Who invented the first digital computer?

According to the video below, the inventor of the first digital computer was John V. Atanasoff. This video tells the story of Atanasoff’s work on creating the Atanasoff-Berry computer. Atanasoff wanted a shortcut to the long calculations needed for theoretical physics. He worked on ideas for a faster calculation system during 1935 and 1937. His idea was to create a chain of mechanical calculators. The idea failed, so in 1937, Atanasoff decided to build a new machine using a binary system, choosing digital over analog.

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