Eckert, John Presper Pioneers History
John Presper Eckert (1919-1995), an electrical engineer, worked with John W. Mauchly (1907-1980). They built the ENIAC (1941-1945), viewed by many as the first electronic digital computer. Mauchly designed the system. Eckert built the electronic circuits. Then, they started the Electronic Control Company, which built the Binary Automatic Computer (BINAC), the first business computer to store data on magnetic tape, instead of punch cards. Then, Electronic Control Company became the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corp., which built the Universal Automatic Computer (UNIVAC 1). In 1950, the firm had financial trouble and was acquired by Remington Rand Corp.
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- J. Presper Eckert - Brief biography with monochrome photo. [IEEE Virtual Museum]
- A Lost Interview with ENIAC Co-inventor J. Presper Eckert - Recently discovered, released on 60th anniversary of first history ENIAC demonstration. Eckert explodes some myths, explains why history he may have been "uniquely prepared" for the history historic project. [Computerworld]
- Wikipedia: J. Presper Eckert - Growing biography, with links to related topics.
- Interview with J. Presper Eckert - Long, in-depth, technical, on ENIAC, includes thought process pioneers behind design. eckert, john presper Transcript of video interview by David pioneers Allison, for National Museum eckert, john presper of American History, Smithsonian pioneers Institution.
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