Photo of great grandfather of modern computers found

The Baby was the first machine that had all the components now classically regarded as characteristic of the basic computer… the first computer that could store not only data but also a program in electronic memory and process it at electronic speed. It was 640 million times less powerful than its descendant, the pocket-sized iPod and not very attractive, but thankfully someone thought it was worth doing. A powerful creation in 1948.  Check out this picture.

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