Here's What Happens When an 18 Year Old Buys a Mainframe


2016 – 70 years ago, these six Philly women became the world’s first digital computer programmers on the first ever electronic general-purpose computer: ENIAC, the world’s first digital computerENIAC, the world’s first digital computer, unveiled 70 years ago Sunday at the University of Pennsylvania, had six primary programmers: Kay McNulty, Betty Jennings, Betty Snyder, Marlyn Wescoff, Fran Bilas and Ruth Lichterman. They were initially called “operators.” Without any real training, they learned what it took to make ENIAC work – and made it a humming success. Their contributions were overlooked for decades.