Geek Fact for May 12th


In 1941, German Konrad Zuse’s Z3 was introduced in Berlin. It was a fully program-operational calculating machine.

Konrad Zuse also developed the Z4, the first programmable modern computer, making him the father of the computer. He also wrote the first algorithmic programming language called ‘Plankalkül’.

Learn more at Konrad Zuse at http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa050298.htm.

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