re: 20 People Who Changed Tech: Mauchly And Eckert
The first digital general-purpose computer was built in 1941 in Berlin by Konrad Zuse. The Z3 was destroyed during a bombing raid on Berlin, which is why those uninformed consider the ENIAC to be the first computer. I do not want to belittle the engineering wonder that the ENIAC is, but if you write articles like this one you have to stick with the historical facts. It wasn't always an American who invented everything first.
Zuse ist always shortchanged and ignored. Not only did he clearly understand the benefits of binary computing, he also understood that jacking in 0s and 1s is a pain in the rear. So Zuse invented the first programming language Plankalk++l.
There are still a few people left to write about. Please show some more care in the upcoming articles.