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    Which historical figure did the most for computing?

    I'd say Hitler; he inadvertently created the pressure to build the ENIAC to calculate mortar arcs.

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    Re: Which historical figure did the most for computing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio's Ham View Post
    I'd say Hitler; he inadvertently created the pressure to build the ENIAC to calculate mortar arcs.
    He gave IBM plenty of work too, as they designed & built the system that tracked all of the prisoners of war including all of the death camps:

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/41222...iera_ties.html

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    Re: Which historical figure did the most for computing?

    Alan Turing.

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    Re: Which historical figure did the most for computing?

    Just had to go political with the first post.

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