ENIAC–monster and marvel–debuted 60 years ago
By Michael Kanellos
Staff writer, CNET News.com
February 13, 2006, 4:00 AM PST
In February 1946, J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly were about to unveil, for the first time, an electronic computer to the world. Their ENIAC, or Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, could churn 5,000 addition problems in one second, far faster than any device yet invented.
It was the difference between the ENIAC and the Intel Dual Processor that made me laugh… Only 60 years between them but a world apart in specs.