What 15 Groundbreaking Inventions Looked Like When They First Came Out

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The first electronic digital computer took up an entire room.

ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was completed in 1946 and cost $400,000 to build. The US government used it during World War II to perform calculations for the construction of a hydrogen bomb.


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The first video tape recorder was invented by Charles Ginsberg in 1951.

The first video recorder sold for $50,000 in 1956.

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