Finally, some actual computers!
We started with the stone age, back in episode 270. Today, we finally get to look at an all electronic, Turing complete, programmable computer. We also take a short side trip to more or less fail to explain what “Turing complete” means.
Here is a video that explains what “Turing complete” means.
“Turing complete” makes no sense without understanding “Turing machines.” Here’s a video on them
Here’s an article about George Stibitz, and the electromechanical computers he created.
Here’s a video about the eniac.
Here’s an article about John von Neumann’s report on the edvac.