Timeline of Computer History
 

1940  
Computers
The Complex Number Calculator (CNC)
The Complex Number Calculator (CNC) is completed. In 1939, Bell Telephone Laboratories completed this calculator, designed by researcher George Stibitz.  In 1940, Stibitz demonstrated the CNC at an American Mathematical Society conference held at Dartmouth College.  Stibitz stunned the group by performing calculations remotely on the CNC (located in New York City) using a Teletype connected via special telephone lines. This is considered to be the first demonstration of remote access computing.

 


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