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If my memory serves me right, Konrad Zuse build his first computer in the living room of his parents around 1936 in Berlin. It was the first computer using solenoid relays and a central tact to switch all the relays at the same time. All digital computer work on the same principle. BTW, I did my first programming in Hamburg, Germany, on a Zuse Z4 (?) world's first fully transistorized computer (40 bit and 4k drum memory located in a cabinet that would not fit into my office). Before my math teacher, Dr. Kunsemueller, started teaching, he did some work calculating optics by hand. He told us about the first use of a computer for calculating optics, but that was before 1969. I wonder if that was the Zuse Z5? Regards Jorg P.S. Katariina added some of our Nome pictures to her web site (www.mindspring.com/~kati) The Zuse Z5, built in Switzerland by Konrad Zuse. VF 22:1 (1988). Marc email@example.com FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!