Computer 03

TOP5 List of the Early Computers

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Zuse
Professor, TU Berlin/FH Lausitz, Germany

Many outstanding scientists and managers were necessary to get the computer to the point of development that we know today.

In this presentation the development of the secret COLOSSUS-Project (UK, 1943), Howard Aiken’s Mark I (USA, 1944), and the ENIAC (USA, 1944) are presented. Konrad Zuse’s contributions to the computer development (Z1-Z4, 1936-1945) are presented as well, with many pictures and videos. It is not well known, that Konrad Zuse founded, in 1949, a computer company that produced 251 computers of a value of 51 Million Euros.