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TECHDAY 12 May The Z3 is presented

The German Z3 presented | Techday, May 12th

On this TECHDAY in history, on May 12th 1941, the first programmable electromechanical computer in history, presented in Nazi Germany. Conrad Chuse’s third computer in the series, the Z3 was used to solve aerodynamics problems in the aircraft industry. Compared to the Z1 (1935) which was a mechanical computer and the Z2 (1939) which was not programmable, the Z3 was the most complete form of computer at the time.

It was the world’s first working programmable, fully automatic digital computer. The Z3’s prime applications were in engineering and scientific calculations, but it was also used to perform some simple business tasks such as payroll and billing. It was not a general-purpose computer, as it was only capable of performing a fixed set of tasks.

Despite its limited capabilities, the Z3 was a major breakthrough in the field of computer science. It was the first machine to use binary digits (bits) to represent data, and it was also the first machine to use Boolean logic, which is the foundation of modern computer design.

The Z3 was destroyed in an Allied bombing raid in 1943, but its legacy lived on. Its design was later used as the basis for other computers, including the famous ENIAC and UNIVAC machines. The Z3 is considered to be one of the most important computers in history, as it laid the foundations for the modern computer age.

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