Z1, the first freely programmable computer.
#40 - Saturday, October 15, 2016
The Z1 was designed by Konrad Zuse in Germany and was completed in 1938. Contrary to popular belief, the ENIAC, which was completed after WWII, was not the first computer. The Z1 was the first programmable computer. The original machine was destroyed during WWII. I was able to see a replica in the Berlin Museum of Technology. This machine had a clock frequency of 1 Hertz and a memory capacity of approximately 0.17 kilobytes.