What 15 Groundbreaking Inventions Looked Like When They First Came Out
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.
The first video tape recorder was invented by Charles Ginsberg in 1951.
The first video recorder sold for $50,000 in 1956.