Question #25850

Did Europeans invent the computer or when, where the computer was invented? why immediately after WW2?

why after WW2 so many major major inventions came out? we has tv and computer...the top two come out right after WW2...I am not saying they were not on the drawing boards earlier...but you didn't really see the mass production till right after WW2...why?

  • armouror

the First Programmable Computer was Built in Bletchley Park during WW2 100% British

  • trurider t

The FIRST proper Computer was not Babbage as that was never built and remained as nothing more that a drawing. The first proper PROGRAMABLE Electronic and Digital Computer that was had hardware, software and everything that a Modern Computer has was made in England built by T Flowers. It was used by the British to read all the messages between Hitler and all his generals using their Lorenz machines. A total of 10 machines were built. Every other answer is totally wrong.

  • Alderman Keno

The Chinese invent the computer.

  • Lucifer Morningstar

Yes the British did. Alan Cummings developed a calculating Ulra machine that broke the German Enigma coding machine. Then England built a computer based on it in the mid 1950s.

  • Old Man Dirt

The computer has been around sense the invention of the abacus. The invention of an electronic computer took longer, but much of the earliest computers depended on the methods used by mechanical computers. The decoding machines the Germans and the allies were early computers.

  • tham153

Charles Babbage of England came up with the idea in the mid 1800s, but the technology was not up to it then. TV as experimental in the late 1920s, but again the technology had to wait.

  • ?

Television was invented by a scottish inventor logie baird, and england was the first country in the world to have a television service in 1936, computers were being developed well before world war two,Charles Babbage invented a primitive computer in the 19th century, he had a calculating machine made in the early 1800's.

  • Howard L

The first TV was built in 1927 by Philo Farnsworth, an American.

  • ?

Competition between warring nations makes them invent harder. Each side wants to win so they try to out do the other side by coming up with better inventions, technology, methods etc first.

  • Elaine M

If I were you, since you're already on the internet, I'd just google 'the history of computers' or check the Wikipedia page on it.

  • Davros

The telegraph and later telephone systems of the 19th century saw early attempts to transmit images and sound electronically. By the turn of the 20th century with radio telegraphy successfully demonstrated by Marconi, most people believed that transmission of moving images was imminent. As it was it took until 1925, the work of eccentric Scottish inventor John Logie Baird. He built his demonstrator from old boxes with holes cut in them, bits of cobbled together electrical spares and the head of a ventrilaquist's dummy. Nevertheless it was an immediate technical sensation.