Date of Award


Document Type



Computer Science

First Advisor



Since the development of the first modern digital computer in August 1944, the digital computer has become one of the most essential machines of the modern day. According to Edmund Berkeley and Lawrence Wainwright it is one of the two events by which the twentieth century will be remembered. This development has also led to what has been called the Second Industrial Revolution. That so much importance should be placed on one development is extraordinary, but the far reaching effects of the digital computer are also extraordinary.



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