Although some rudimentary versions of something resembling a computer appeared before, the first one as we think of it today was created in 1941 by German engineer Konrad Zuse. The Z3 was destroyed in a bombing raid in Berlin in 1943 but Zuse helped rebuild his original machine in the 60s.
May 1941. The Zuse Z3 was an electromechanical computer designed by Konrad Zuse. It was the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computing machine. The Z3 was built with 2,000 relays, implementing a 22 bit word length that operated at a clock frequency of about 5–10 Hz. A fully functioning replica was built in the 1960s by Zuse's company, Zuse KG, and is on permanent display in the Deutsches Museum.
#OnThisDay in 1995, German engineer and #computer pioneer Konrad Zuse passed away. http://yovisto.blogspot.de/2012/12/konrad-zuse-inventor-of-computer.html
Designed by the legendary German engineer Konrad Zuse, the Z4 computer was a follow-up to its pioneering predecessor, the Z3 computer he built in 1941 (the world’s first programmable, automatic computing machine). The Z4 used about 4,000 watts of power and ran at approximately 40 Hz. It had 64 32-bit registers, the equivalent of 512 byte of memory. One addition took 0.4 seconds.
The Z3 was an electromechanical computer designed by Konrad Zuse. It was the world's first working programmable, fully automatic digital computer.The Z3 was completed in Berlin in 1941. The German Aircraft Research Institute used it to perform statistical analyses of wing flutter Zuse asked the German government for funding to replace the relays with fully electronic switches,Thanks to this machine and its predecessors, Konrad Zuse is often regarded as the inventor of the computer
Konrad Zuse, (22 June 1910–18 December 1995), Germany – invented the first Computer (Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4)
Konrad Zuse in the year 1941, posing in front of his almost finished masterpiece – the Z3. Zuse was a German engineer and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the world's first functional program-controlled Turing-complete computer, the Z3. See wikipedia for more background info on Konrad Zuse, if you like.
Konrad Zuse and the First Freely Programmable Computer
The very first computer.... 1936. Took over 45 years to catch on. Guess nobody thought pinterest was going to exist either.
In den 30er Jahren dachte sich ein fauler Ingenieurs-Student namens Konrad Zuse beim Blick auf seine endlosen Statistik-Rechnungen: "Das könnte doch jemand anders für mich machen." Ein paar Jahre später, am 12. Mai 1941 stellte der selbe Konrad Zuse in Berlin eine Maschine namens Z3 vor, die genau das tat.