No I don't think that there were computers in the 1940's TV's just started in the 50's if there were computers (which I highly doubt) thaey wouldn't be anything like today's c…omputers. .
A little bit of searching will show that there were primitive computers. They were mostly mechanical analog computers rather than electronic digital devices like we have today. They were mostly used for computing bomb and rocket trajectories. Some very early electronic computers were built in England and the U.S. to help decode encrypted Axis messages. (MORE)
A lot of people went to war. Apart from war: As a general answer one could actually say that they did much the same as people of today do, except that they did not do many… of the things we do. Take away all electronics that is newer than 70 years old, and then think what you would do. People went to work and they made food, eat food etc. They dressed up as we do, although different clothes. Instead of Nintendo or computers, they participated more in sport and sochialized more. maybe some of what we today should be better at. I can not think of any particular activities the 1940's are known for that is spechial for that era only. Regards. (MORE)
There are many different things that were invented during the1940s, but a few of the most remembered are: .
Velcro in 1948 .
Silly Putty .
Aqualung in 1943 .
Microwave oven in 1946 .
Mobile phone in 1947 .
Napalm bomb in 1942 .
... and many more If you're would like further information, please do some researchat your local library, library website, or other reputableresource. (MORE)
There were, of course, many kinds of commercially made candy in the '40s, and soft drinks had already been invented. The hot dog was invented in 1906. Sweet snacks of the cake… and cookie variety were usually made at home. (MORE)
In the 1940s, there were many of the same communication capabilities we have today, although some were more expensive or slower. A majority of Americans had their own telephon…es, for example, but long distance calls were still costly. There was no internet, so people wrote and mailed letters. People also could communicate by mass media-- radio was still popular, and the new mass medium of television began to gather an audience in the late 1940s. The government and the military had been working on development of computers, but these were not generally available to the average person, nor would they be for a long time. And of course, there was direct communication-- then as now, people got together at public events (concerts, listening to a speaker, enjoying a play, or during the war years, raising money for patriotic causes). When the war ended, and the Baby Boom began, people enjoyed socializing with their friends; also, a number of civic clubs allowed people to belong to a group that both socialized and performed volunteer work in their community. (MORE)