Computer Science Facts

The Apollo Guidance Computer (ACG), which helped U.S. astronauts reach the moon in 1969, had 64kB of memory and a clock speed of 43kHz. This is millions of times less powerful than today's average smartphone.


Early computers from the 1940s were so enormous, they had to be put into their own rooms.

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