The first computer is turning 75 in Philadelphia. "ENIAC set the stage for everything."

February 12, 2021 8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 28 min Download
The first computer is turning 75 in Philadelphia. "ENIAC set the stage for everything."

The first computer is turning 75 in Philadelphia. "ENIAC set the stage for everything."

February 12, 2021 8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 28 min Download
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Philadelphia is filled to the brim with history but if you live or work here it's pretty easy to forget just how much has happened in this city. Just think of how many people walk by the Liberty Bell every day and don’t stop to think, "Oh yeah, America started here." We know about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, but Philadelphia is also the birthplace of probably the most important thing in all of our lives today: the computer. The first computer was built at the University of Pennsylvania. It's called the ENIAC. And it's about to celebrate its 75th birthday. Dr. Brian Stuart, Professor of Computer Science at Drexel University joins KYW Newsradio In Depth to talk about the history of the ENIAC, how far we've come in only 75 years, and the birthday party he's helping throw for the world's first computer.  Find out more about how to participate in the celebrations here: https://venturecafephiladelphia.org/event/75th-anniversary-of-the-eniac-qa-with-the-people-behind-the-computer/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices