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Episode from the podcastHow It Began: A History of the Modern World

Computers: From Charles Babbage to Steve Jobs

Released Thursday, 8th June 2017
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In this episode, historian Brad Harris uncovers how we managed to advance from building machines for our muscles to building machines for our minds. Explore the history behind the life or death struggle to process information at the speed of light through two World Wars, a Space Race, and a digital revolution.
By Brad Harris, Historian of Science & Technology. For more information on this episode, including a select bibliography, visit howitbegan.com.