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The history of computers is the development of computing and computer hardware or software throughout the years.
Generally, the principal of the first modern computer was described by Alan Turing. One of the first electronic general purpose computers ever made was ENIAC, which was about the size of an entire room, and was built in 1946.
In 1947 the first transistor was built, allowing the construction of more complex computers.
A list of milestones in the development of computers can be found here.