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who invented the very first computer in the whole world ? [?] [?] [?]
Charles Babbage's analytical engine (1830s) would have been the first Turing-complete machine if it had ever been built, but the first actual implementation appeared in 1941: the program-controlled Z3 of Konrad Zuse. The universality of the Z3 was shown by Raúl Rojas in 1998. Prior to Rojas' 1998 paper, the first machine known to be Turing-complete was ENIAC (1946).
Tommy Flowers -http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A1010070
Very few devices are the work of one person. Some have the original ideas and others put the ideas into practice. Some people are overrated. Some are forgotten. Each nation thinks its citizen(s) invented X. Y might need to be invented before invention Z can be made. Television is a good example. There may have been a French bloke who thought up of scanning and sequential tranmission. Bain came near with the fax. Personally I think Nipkow was a genious.
No, Baird and others just put Nipkow's ideas into practice. Marconi had nothing to do with TV. The Marconi Company and EMI got together to develop the 405 line system which was the basis of all analogue systems.
Not Marconi personally...the Company. He was back in Italy and not even welcome in Britain having joined Mussolini's fascists.
What has surprised me by that history of tv link is that there is no mention whatsoever of Alan Blumlein!Fair enough Baird did help invent the mechanical tv but he was not the first. Alan Blumlein who worked for Isaac Shoenburg was the main man who developed lots of the electronics in the modern system that we use. The 405 line TV transmission from Alexander Palace in 1939 was not a Baird mechanical system but an electronic system.Back on topic...Oh how I miss my Sinclair ZX81. 
I was wondering if you were going to bring up Ada Lovelace (after whom the Ada computer language was named).I don't think one can really credit Ada as inventing the computer, although she is credited with possibly being the first computer programmer.Whether Babbage, or Turing, or who, invented the computer rather depends on what you are defining to be a computer.The French would argue that Pascal invented the computer, and some might even argue that the Chinese abacus was the first computer - but then these were not what we would now regard as programmable computers (actually, the term 'computer' initially was applied to people who computed, rather than computing machines.The modern idea of a computer as a stored program machine did not come into being until 1948 (several designs were experimentally implemented by several groups in 1948 and 1949).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_completeQuoteCharles Babbage's analytical engine (1830s) would have been the first Turing-complete machine if it had ever been built, but the first actual implementation appeared in 1941: the program-controlled Z3 of Konrad Zuse. The universality of the Z3 was shown by Raúl Rojas in 1998. Prior to Rojas' 1998 paper, the first machine known to be Turing-complete was ENIAC (1946).
Err, yep Rosalind DNA! [:I] Sorry bout that I got the date slightly wrong. It was in fact 1936 and not 1939, just ready in time for the footy in 1937.