This is not a very easily answerable question. The answer depends upon the definitaion of "computer". Going by what we assume a computer nowadays, Charles Babbage made ENIAC, as the first comp.
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Al Gore did. He needed the computer so he could surf the internet, which he was in the process of inventing.
i think it was babbage...
Charles Babbage's 1840s Analytical Engine the design for a computer.
In 1812, in Cambridge, England, Charles Babbage realized that many long calculations, especially those needed to make mathematical tables, were really a series of predictable actions that were constantly repeated. From this he suspected that it should be possible to do these automatically.
Babbage called this idea an Analytical Engine.
In 1942, John P. Eckert, John W. Mauchly, and their associates at the Moore school of Electrical Engineering of University of Pennsylvania decided to build a high - speed electronic computer to do the job.
This machine became known as ENIAC (Electrical Numerical Integrator And Calculator)
If you're after who invented the modern pc, as we know it, that's another question altogether.
I think it was Charles Babbage.
Hi,every body's right,it was Charles Babbage,but did you know that the person to invent computer language (00001010) was Alan Turin.
Originally, the term "computer" referred to a person who performed numerical calculations (a human computer), often with the aid of a mechanical calculating device.
Examples of early mechanical computing devices included the abacus, the slide rule and arguably the astrolabe and the Antikythera mechanism (which dates from about 150-100 BC).
The end of the Middle Ages saw a re-invigoration of European mathematics and engineering, and Wilhelm Schickard's 1623 device was the first of a number of mechanical calculators constructed by European engineers.
In 1801, Joseph Marie Jacquard made an improvement to the textile loom that used a series of punched paper cards as a template to allow his loom to weave intricate patterns automatically. The resulting Jacquard loom was an important step in the development of computers because the use of punched cards to define woven patterns can be viewed as an early, albeit limited, form of programmability.
In 1837, Charles Babbage (born 1791 died 1871) was the first to conceptualize and design a fully programmable mechanical computer that he called "The Analytical Engine". Due to limited finance, and an inability to resist tinkering with the design, Babbage never actually built his Analytical Engine.
In recognition of the high error rate in the calculation of mathematical tables, Babbage wanted to find a method by which they could be calculated mechanically, removing human sources of error. Three different factors seem to have influenced him: a dislike of untidiness; his experience working on logarithmic tables; and existing work on calculating machines carried out by Wilhelm Schickard, Blaise Pascal, and Gottfried Leibniz. He first discussed the principles of a calculating engine in a letter to Sir Humphry Davy in 1822.
Part of Babbage's difference engine, assembled after his death by Babbage's son, using parts found in his laboratory.Babbage's engines were among the first mechanical computers. His engines were not actually completed, largely because of funding problems and personality issues. Babbage realized that a machine could do the work better and more reliably than a human being. Babbage directed the building of some steam-powered machines that more or less did their job, suggesting calculations could be mechanized to an extent. Although Babbage's machines were mechanical monsters, their basic architecture was astonishingly similar to a modern computer. The data and program memory were separated, operation was instruction based, the control unit could make conditional jumps and the machine had a separate I/O unit.
first device used to compute or calculate numbers--i.e. perform mathematical operations with numbers? the abacus
Charles Babbage [yep, that's where Babbage's computer software stores got their name from] see link below...
first "modern" electrical computer: the univac -- it was developed by the military to help compute trajectories of artillery shells.
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