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How does the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator relate to today's computers?

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01/07/2012

ENIAC was the first general-purpose electronic computer. Calculating machines had been built before this, but they were mechanical, built for specific tasks and/or used gears to calculate numeric values. ENIAC used vacuum tubes to switch current, and worked with a numbering system other than base 10, which is what humans used. Look ENIAC up on Wikipedia for more information.