Aided the memory of the humans that performed the calculations.
Allowed multiplication to be performed through addition
First built in England in 1632, and was still in use in the 1960's by the NASA engineers of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs.
The first gear-driven calculating machine that was built.
A gear-driven, one-function calculator which could only add and wasn't very accurate.
It based its weave and which helped to make the design on the fabric in a pattern that was automatically read from punched wooden cards, which were held together in a long row by rope., First Computer that wasn't used to make calculations for humans and just sped up the mill work, But later the punched card idea was used to do much more.
This machine was a steam driven calculating machine the size of a room would be able to compute tables of numbers, like logarithm tables, but the device was never completed.
This device was as large as a house and powered by 6 steam engines,
The first programmable digital computer made in the United States, but wasn't a purely electronic computer, rather half mechanical.
First Machine to store data as a charge on a capacitor, which is how today's computers store information in their main memory. It is the first fully electric but not programmable machine that got built.
It employed paper card readers obtained from IBM. It was sielent but it was on, as the 18,000 vacuum tubes each generated waste heat like a light bulb
Was built during the WWII to decode the German Codes.
The first computer to employ magnetic tape.
First Computer that wasn't used to make calculations for humans and just sped up the mill work, But later the punched card idea was used to do much more.