The Invention Of The First Programmable

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The invention of the first programmable, general-purpose electronic, digital computer during World War II paved way for the continuous advancement of technology in American society. The first digital computer Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, better known as the “ENIAC”, began construction in 1943 and completed construction in 1946 at the University of Pennsylvania. The “ENIAC” was built to serve as a calculating device. The creation of the “ENIAC” prompted another invention in the field of technology. Following the invention of the “ENIAC”, the Cold War began. The Cold War made American military strategists and political figures paranoid of the idea that in the near future, the Soviet Union would intercept phone lines,…show more content…
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