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  • Alan Turing is the father of modern computer science. He is popular for his concept of algorithms and computation with the Turing machine.
  • Russians developed Setun, a ternary system computer but the binary computer system was more popular and eventually became the defacto number system.
  • Early day computer programs, particularly FORTRAN programs, are punched by making small holes onto paper cards.
  • According to the strict and minimal definition, a Computer does not need to be electric, processor, RAM, or even hard disk. Any device that can transform information in a purposeful way is sufficient!
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