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ENIAC Operating Manual


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A look at the ENIAC Operating Manual, published 75 years ago this month, reveals just how difficult it was to program the world's first electronic general-purpose computer and how frustrating it must have been for its programmers.

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These days as soon as any piece of electronic equipment starts to malfunction there's the temptation not to fix it but to replace it - the replacement will probably by more powerful, will work faster, cost less and use less power or have longer battery life.

Compare this scenario to that of 75 years ago when the original ENIAC ran for 10 years.



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