small group work on “The Modern History of Computing”

Each group will be responsible for presenting an overview of an assigned section from the reading, “The Modern History of Computing.” Please also try to find some revealing images to show the class – you can email these to me with your group # in the subject line.

Group 1: Babbage
Group 2: Analog computers
Group 3: Turing Machine
Group 4: Electromechanical versus Electronic Computation AND Atanasoff
Group 5: Colossus
Group 6: Turing’s Automatic Computing Engine
Group 7: Manchester Machine (extra group member)
Group 8: ENIAC and EDVAC


welcome to English 2036!

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