What’s a Computer? Part I
Episode #69 September. 29, 2021 50m 15s Download
In this episode: Dr. Rob Carter and Joseph Darnell
Joseph and Rob discuss what insects they’ve seen over the seasons of 2021, give a little update about their bees’ behavior, and in their fascinating main topic, they discuss the origins of the modern computer! Rob takes us back a few centuries to start with the fundamental innovations that allude to the seemingly miraculous technologies we take for granted.
Highlights and Show Notes
- 10 Reasons Why the Computer Was Invented
- Charles Babbage
- History of Computers: A Brief Timeline
- Logic gates
- U.S. Patent 2,667,304, General 599 Adding Machine at the Smithsonian
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