What’s an interesting piece of computer science history?

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Mudassir Ali
Feb 04, 2020 03:39 PM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Feb 04, 2020 03:40 PM

The earliest machine that was programmable: the Jacquard machine – Wikipedia!

Invented in 1804, it used punched cards to weave patterns in fabrics. That was something that used to be heavy manual labor but now it was almost fully animated.

While the loom might not have been a modern computer, it is considered as having a system using the first programming language as the punched code is considered code. That’s because the cards were considered statements and by repeating cards in a loop, you basically get loops…

Punched cards would later become one of the first methods to feed programs to computers…

So, computing is more than 200 years old…

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