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As a political sccenie major, I am right there with you. I do not know a lot about the scientific process that goes into making a computer. I also agree that the increase in demand World War II created allowed for a speedier innovation in computers. An increase in demand was inevitable, but it made the demand come sooner than expected. I think it took a long time for the masses to understand the uses of computers or realized they could utilize them for personal use. As we learned in lecture, people called ENIAC the “big brain.” They did not understand how it worked; it was like a miracle machine for them. I disagree with you when you say that people soon realized that computers could have a practical application in their life. I think they knew computers were too expensive and large for their personal use. I think this realization did not occur until computers were made more compact.

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