Atanasoff: The Father Of The Computer

Atanasoff: The Father Of The Computer

SBS  |  May 24, 2015

We all know who invented the telephone, the light bulb and the airplane. But what about the computer? This is the story of John Atanasoff, and how in 1937 he unleashed the digital revolution. A story of deceit, greed, academic fraud and perhaps even murder as we try to piece together the origins of the computer and how its creator was denied his rightful place in history.

We all know who invented the telephone, the light bulb and the airplane. But what about the computer? This is the story of John Atanasoff, and how in 1937 he unleashed the digital revolution. A story of deceit, greed, academic fraud and perhaps even murder as we try to piece together the origins of the computer and how its creator was denied his rightful place in history.

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