University of Illinois Broadcast Archives

Do Not Fold, Bend, Staple, or Mutilate This Card, Part 2: Military Applications of Computers

Two women working with the early computer ENIAC

Elizabeth Jean Jennings and Frances Bilas preparing for the public unveiling of ENIAC. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Photo)

The first computers were built to serve as tools in the arsenal of warfare and national defense. This episode of Do Not Fold covers the emergence of computers during World War Two, and a new kind of warfare: war without men.