TIME-TABLE Games History




  • The first computerbug is discovered by one of the first women in the computer industry, marine officer Grace Murray Hopper, in a Harvard Mark II computer. In this case it is a real bug, a moth. The animal is preserved in the National Museum of American History in Washington.



  • Start of the first IT-company. In december of this year the Electronic Controls Company of John W. Mauchly and J. Prepser Eckert, is renamed "Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation" (EMCC). The company produces the Univac.



  • The University Research Centre MIT, located in Boston, develops the Whirlwind computer. The enormous machine contains over 500 tubes.






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