Coming up Feb 15th, 2021, it’s ENIAC Day — and the 75th Anniversary of the electronic computer!
Shutdown Your Computer for 1 Minute in Honor of ENIAC
Statement from Jim Scherrer, CEO Compuseum
I’m requesting that all citizens of the world turn off their computers for one minute at two fifteen o’clock (2:15PM) Eastern Standard Time on February 15th (2/15) as a tribute to the ENIAC, the world’s first all electronic, programmable computer. ENIAC Day celebrates this great computer’s memory and its essential role in the march of the computer age. Similar interruption of web servers, data centers and critical host computers is deemed too dangerous since so many essential services rely on this computer power. A one minute shutdown of all non-essential computing devices is a fitting demonstration of the debt owed to the ENIAC and the unique efforts of its founding creators Eckert and Mauchly (see www.ENIACDay.org for details).