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History of computer technology [ edit ] Zuse Z3 replica on display at Deutsches Museum in Munich . The Zuse Z3 is the first programmable computer. Main article: History of computing hardware Devices have been used to aid computation for thousands of years, probably initially in the form of a tally stick . [7] The Antikythera mechanism , dating from about the beginning of the first century BC, is generally considered to be the earliest known mechanical analog computer , and the earliest known geared mechanism. [8] Comparable geared devices did not emerge in Europe until the 16th century, [ citation needed ][ according to whom? ] and it was not until 1645 that the first mechanical calculator capable of performing the four basic arithmetical operations was developed. [9] :3 Electronic computers , using either relays or valves , began to appear in the early 1940s. The electromechanical Zuse Z3 , completed in 1941, was the world's first programmable computer, and by modern standards one of the first machines that could be considered a
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