This website was created to provide a brief
introduction to John Vincent Atanasoff and his invention of the electronic digital computer - highlighting his conceptual breakthrough which
came to him late one evening in the winter
This site also focuses on Breakthrough Square
in the Downtown Rock Island Arts
& Entertainment District, which commemorates Atanasoff's conceptualization
of the electronic digital computer.
The site's information came primary from two
Forgotten Father of the Computer, by Clark R. Mollenhoff, 1988.
Vincent Atanasoff Archive on the Iowa State University website
I gathered additional information from email
correspondences and my visits to
the Special Collections
Department at the Iowa State University Library,
Moline City Hall and public libraries in Rock Island, Moline and Davenport.
The text for the Tech Innovations page was
written by Shawn Beattie.
Otherwise, the site's design and content was created or collected
If you have any questions, please contact me
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