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October 21, 2007

Punching each other

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Identify 1 and 2 and indicate the controversy between them
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Looks like it was a piece of cake for Dhruva , bs , Ganesh Prasad , iamniks , udupendra , alephnull , prasanth , sharath , Shakeel , Mahesh , Gammafunction , uma , Varun.M , yaksha , Shashank and Poornima.

1. Atanasoff Berry Computer (ABC)
2. ENIAC

There was a controversy over which was the first electronic  digital computer. ENIAC was patented by John Mauchly to be the first digital computing device, and one of the students of John Mauchly alleged that his examination of ABC in 1941 influenced his work.

In 1967 Honeywell sued Sperry Rand in an attempt to break their ENIAC patents, and claiming the ABC as prior art. The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota released its judgement on October 19, 1973, finding in Honeywell v. Sperry Rand that the ENIAC patent was a derivative of John Atanasoff’s invention. The decision was not appealed.

[Shamelessly ripped from Shashank, Mahesh and wiki]


16 Responses to “Punching each other”

  1. Dhruva

    1. Atanasoff Berry computer 2. ENIAC
    controversy was regarding the first electronic computer.


  2. bs

    1. Atanasoff's machine
    2. ENIAC (that lies about 100m right now)

    Controversy was the claim to the first electronic computer.


  3. Ganesh Prasad

    1. The Atanasoff-Berry Computer : the first electronic digital computing device.
    2. ENIAC ,Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, was the first large-scale, electronic, digital computer.

    Controversy:
    J.Presper Eckert and John Mauchly were the first to patent a digital computing device, the ENIAC. The ABC had been examined by John Mauchly in June 1941, and Isaac Auerbach, a former student of Mauchly's, alleged that it influenced his later work on ENIAC, although Mauchly denied this. In 1967 Honeywell sued Sperry Rand in an attempt to break their ENIAC patents, and claiming the ABC as prior art. The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota released its judgement on October 19, 1973, finding in Honeywell v. Sperry Rand that the ENIAC patent was a derivative of John Atanasoff's invention. The decision was not appealed.


  4. iamniks

    1)Atanasoff berry computer(ABC)
    2)ENIAC

    ENIAC was the first to get patented.. even though many believe  ENIAC was a derivative of ABC…as  John Mauchly,the co founder of ENIAC had examined ABC before inventing ENAIC.Further led to spat b/w Honeywell and Sperry rand


  5. udupendra
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    4
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    1. Atanasoff Berry Computer (ABC)
    2. ENIAC

    Controversy: Eckert-Mauchly had patent for the Digital Computer, thanks to ENIAC. As per Mauchly's own admission, ENIAC was inspired to a large extent by ABC. This was key in Honeywell suing Sperry-Rand to break ENIAC patents in the famed Honeywell vs. Sperry Rand case.


  6. alephnull

    (1) ABC and (2) ENIAC. All sorts of kerfuffle about who inspired whom. With a dash of conspiracy theory.


  7. prasanth
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    1

    1) The Atanasoff -Berry computer(ABC)
    2) ENIAC

    controversy:
    that the ENIAC patent was a derivative of John Atanasoff's  invention the ABC (1)


  8. sharath

    Pic 1 is Atanasoff–Berry Computer (ABC).
    Pic 2 is Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer(ENIAC).
    The controversy surrounding the two is regarding which of the two is the first electronic computer.Though it was widely believed that the ENIAC was the 1st electronic computer, a US court ruled that it was the ABC which is the 1st electronic computer.


  9. Shakeel

    1)Atanasoff–Berry Computer (ABC)
    2)ENIAC

         The controversy surrounding was the alleged claim to be first original digital computing device.ENIAC was granted a patent to hold the claim but was later challenged by Atanasoff ,with the court ruling in his favour.


  10. Mahesh

    1. ABC (1937)
    2. ENIAC (194x)
    ENIAC was patented by John Mauchly to be the first digital computing device, and one of the students of John Mauchly alleged that his examination of ABC in 1941 influenced his work.


  11. Gammafunction
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    1. is Atanasoff-Berry computer
    2. is ENIAC

    The controversy is that John Mauchly-co-inventor of ENIAC seems to have been inspired by ABC in designing ENIAC


  12. uma

    pic 1 : Atanasoff-Berry Computer
    pic2: ENIAC

    the controversy that connects both of them is the John Atanasoff controversy, according to which ENIAC is a derivative of John's implementation and thereby breaking the patent and  ENIAC's claim of "first digital computing device".


  13. Varun.M

    1.atanasoff-berry computer
    2.ENIAC( Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer)
    controversy:Mauchly and Eckert("inventors" of ENIAC) applied for a patent on a "General-Purpose Electronic Computer" in 1947, which was finally granted in 1964.Then a lawsuit filed by Honeywell Inc. against Sperry Rand(which bought the rights to the ENIAC patent)  challenging the validity of the ENIAC patent citing that the ABC computer as prior art.The case was legally resolved when U.S. District Judge Larson held the patent invalid ruling that ENIAC derived numerous basic ideas from the Atanasoff-Berry Computer(ABC).


  14. yaksha
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    3

    1>Atanasoff–Berry Computer2>ENIAC
    [wikirip]
    John Vincent Atanasoff's and Clifford Berry's computer work was not widely known until rediscovered in the 1960s, amidst conflicting claims about the first instance of an electronic computer. The ENIAC computer is usually considered to be the first computer in the modern sense, but in 1973 a U.S. District Court invalidated the ENIAC patent and concluded that the ABC was the first "computer" (see Controversy).[/wikirip]
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  15. Shashank
    2

    1. Atanasoff–Berry Computer
    2. ENIAC

    There was a controversy over which was the first electronic  digital computer.


  16. Poornima

    1. Atanasoff-Berry Computer
    2. ENIAC
    First-computer controversy


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