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This Day in History

Today: September 19, 2014
Telegraph terminal

September 11, 1940

The First Remote Computation Is Demonstrated

The first remote computation -- from Dartmouth College to AT&T Bell Laboratories -- is demonstrated during a meeting of the American Mathematical Association. At Dartmouth, George Stibitz set up a terminal that allowed attendees to perform remote calculation by telegraph wire with the Complex Number Calculator in New York City.

Stibitz later developed more relay computers for use during World War II.