Who created the first electronic computer
Nowadays we cannot imagine a life without computer and Internet, but how many of us ask themselves about its inventor?
There are many candidates for the first place,but the truth is that the invention was not made overnight. The computer as we know it and make use of it is result of many people`s efforts and much work.
However nowadays the historians agree that there are two people who deserve the fame more than anyone else:
- professor John Atanasoff and his graduate student Clifford Berry.
Professor John Atanassoff was the son of the Bulgarian immigrant Ivan Atanasov who later changed his name to John Atanasoff.
He created the first electronic computer and first invented the name "analog computer".
The computer was patented in 1946 by Eckert and Mauchly, but in 1973 patent infringement case concluded that the patent was derivative of the invention of John Atanasoff.
For the reasons mentioned above historians today agree that John Atanasoff is the father of the first electronic computer.
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