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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.
George Stibitz Builds the First Electromechanical Computers in America and Does the First Demonstration of Remote Computing
Here’s a video about the eniac.
Here’s an article about John von Neumann’s report on the edvac.