21 Dec, 1939

Edward Condon

The first gaming computer in the world was Nimatron, designed in the winter of 1939 by Edward Condon, a Ph.D. and professor in physics, then working (since 1937) as Associate Director of Research of at Westinghouse Electric Company. Nimatron was a non-programmable special purpose electromechanical digital computer, playing the Nim..Read More

30 Mar, 1948

Curt Herzstark

The Curta is a remarkable mechanical calculator, based on the stepped drum mechanism of Gottfried Lebnitz. It is a small, hand-cranked mechanical calculator, conceived by Curt Herzstark in the end of 1920s, designed in early 1930s, but introduced as late as 1948. It has an extremely compact design, a small..Read More

07 Aug, 1951

Geoffrey Hill

The first demonstration of computer music was made (and it caused quite a stir) during the inaugural Conference of Automatic Computing Machines in Sydney, Australia, held from 7 to 9 August 1951. The program was written by Geoff Hill, a young computer programmer with perfect pitch, and ran at the..Read More

01 May, 1992

Metaverse of Neal Stephenson

The term Metaverse was coined in Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson’s 1992 sci-fi novel, and refers to a convergence of physical, augmented, and virtual reality in a shared online space (Metaphysical Universe). eal Town Stephenson (born 31 October 1959) is an American writer known for his works of speculative fiction and..Read More

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