Previous to this, programs were "hardwired" into the architecture of the computer. As it was the first ever stored program computer, we are able to draw some direct comparisons between the Manchester Baby and today's PCs. According to Neil Sloane, Shannon's information theory is the foundation of the digital revolution, and every device containing a microprocessor is a descendant of Shannon's and publications: "Without him, none of the things we know today would exist.
While all fell short of what we'd now consider a computer, various arithmetic devices were introduced over the next the two millennia, some of which remained with us until the 20th century.
A live demonstration that featured the introduction of the computer mouse, video conferencing, teleconferencing, hypertext, word processing, hypermedia, object addressing and dynamic file linking, bootstrapping, and a collaborative real-time editor.
Designed between andit was never actually built in Babbage's lifetime. The whole digital revolution started with him. Babbage's Difference Engine An abacus, a slide rule or an adding machine could each be used to perform a single calculation.
More significantly, despite being universal in nature, ENIAC was programmed by plugging patch leads and configuring switches.