* Posts by Hugh McGuinness

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Colossus faces off against PCs in code-breaking challenge

Hugh McGuinness
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the world’s first programmable digital computer?

What about Konrad Zuse's Z3, in 1941?

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuse "it was a binary 64-bit floating point calculator featuring programmability with loops but without conditional jumps, with memory and a calculation unit based on telephone relays".

Or doesn't he count because his side lost?