But his meteorological obsession led Mauchly, a distracted visionary, to conceive of the first general-purpose computer--the machine with a mouthful of a name, Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, but a snappy evocative acronym, Eniac.
What does ENIAC stand for?
ENIAC stands for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer
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- Information technology (IT) and computers
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Celebrating ENIAC's 50th anniversary, Vice President Al Gore flicked the switch that restarted the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, the world's first programmable computer.
It was named for John Presper Eckert and John William Mauchly, who collaborated on the design and construction of the first large scale electronic computing machine, known as ENIAC - the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, in 1947.