The question of who came about with the computer is a problematic question. There are so many claims of who invented the computer. However, it may be understood that various contributions led to the creation of the computer.
There are some people who will consider the conception of the whole idea about inventing a computer as an invention. If this has to be taken into account, there are claims that the initiator of the computer was done in 1782 by J. H. Smith, although this conception never materialized. This conception was however left dormant and was again revived by Charles Babbage in 1822 in England. Keep in mind that he was mainly referred to as “the pioneer of the Computer”. This was nevertheless operated on the decimal scheme and was sponsored by the British administration for some time. It was later in about 1834 and 1869 that Charles Babbage again revised his invention into a superior device to what was known as the “Difference Engine No. 2”.
A lot of people do not look on the above as what should represent the electronic computer. It is also known that the first electronic computer was designed by an unknown inventor. But because this innovation was akin to those of Archimedes, it is believed he was the inventor is this computer, which was known as the Antikythera Machine. This constituted one of the objects found in the remains of a wreck, approximately about 250 BC in the Mediterranean Sea. Remember that there are still some contenders to this school of thought. They uphold that the first computer is the abacus created by the Chinese in about 2600 BC and 300 BC.
All the above are computers, nonetheless. But if we have to talk of what obtains today, it is thought that Alan Turing from Cambridge in the United Kingdom discovered the computer. This invention was however done underground until imminent improvements were halted by the war.
For those who look on the modern computer as the first computer, they look up to Konrad Zuse, a German engineer who discovered what was known as the Z3 during the Second World War and precisely in 1941, as the inventor of the first computer.
Remember that John Vincent Ansoff is also known as an originator of the first computer. He named it the Anatasoff Berry Computer. Yet still, others believe the first real computers were the Personal Computers discovered by the Berkley Enterprises in 1950. Another school of thought upholds that the Colossus created in England in 1943 was the first real computer.
What should be known about the discovery of the computer is that, just like understanding how the computer works is a complex venture, so too does understanding of who discovered the computer. However, it should be noted that the discovery of the computer was not a solitary activity. Each inventor at least, contributed to what we have today as the computer. If we have to refer to what was developed to form the modern computer, then we would be referring to the creations of Konrad Zuse. But if we have to talk of something which also gave inspiration to the invention of the modern computer, we would make allusions to the works of Charles Babbage and his “Difference Engine No. 2”.
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