Monday, 3 November 2014

How the world came to be run by computer code

From the scythe to the steam engine, we've always used technology to control the world round us. But our ability to shape our environment has been transformed by one machine more than any other – the computer.

What makes computers so powerful is the code they run. It's incredibly flexible, controlling games one moment and spaceships the next. It came to do this thanks to individual genius, invention driven by necessity, and the power of human imagination.

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