Alfred M. Szmidt ams at gnu.org
Thu Feb 16 19:43:47 UTC 2006

I was reading an old interview with Eckert, one of the people who
designed ENIAC today, where he says the following:

Question: Was ENIAC programmable?

Eckert: Yes and no. We programmed the machine by plugging wires in
from place to place.  That's not hard-wired; it's no software; it's
not memory.  It's pluggable programming.  And we had switches to set
the functions.


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