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[Name] denotes someone born after the POD, so an analogue of that person.

1925 to1927 - Vanevar Bush and colleagues at MIT devise a large-scale analogue computer. It is the first of its kind, and stores numerical data as positive and negative voltage in thermionic valves.

1934 – Japanese physicist Saito Kenzo invents the ferrite-core electrical transformer. Although his design is published in several major journals, it goes largely unnoticed outside a specialised kind of electrical engineer.

1935 – German-British inventor [Konrad Zuse] decides to use the ternary system in his computer designs. The ternary numbers calculate much faster than decimals.

1936 – British mathematician [Alan Turing] publishes "On Computable Numbers". It is one of the single most important papers in the development of Computer Science.

1935 – [Konrad Zuse] designs the first computer with a keyboard input. It is also the first computer capable of storing instructions and hence the first truly programmable computer.

1937 – [Claude Shannon], a protégé of Vanevar Bush, publishes his Masters' thesis at MIT, detailing how an arrangement of relays could be used to solve Boolean problems in ternary arithmetic.

1940 – A team of mathematicians at Cambridge University including [Turing] and [Zuse] obtain funding for a large-scale computing device to assist in mathematical and physical research. It is nicknamed “Trinity” as a reference both to its ternary logic system and [Turing]'s college at Cambridge.

1943 – The Trinity team make a major breakthrough when it is discovered that ferrite cores can be used in conjunction with semiconductor diodes much more efficiently than the traditional vacuum tubes. Much of the architecture of Trinity is redesigned.

1945 – After much exasperation by less patient team members ([Turing] is regarded as something of perfectionist), Trinity is finally tested for the first time. The years of calculation and prototype pay off however, and the test is a resounding success. Trinity begins operation and engineers, scientists and mathematicians flock to the University to use it.

1945 – Not to be outdone, a team led by [Claude Shannon] at Bell Labs begin work on the first commercial computer.

1949 – Transistor invented at Bell Labs. It will not gain importance for several years due to its relative lack of suitability for ternary systems.

1950 – Computing has spread like wildfire, with designs based on Trinity now in use in upwards of 20 Universites and other places of learning.

1953 – Working to address the problem of the large queues of academics forming around the computers of the world, [Turing] postulates a single computer that can handle multiple inputs and outputs simultaneously.

1954 - [Grace Murray Hopper], attempting to find a solution to the difficulty of data storage on ternary systems develops a binary computing device. Although its hardware is easier to construct and move, it is several times more expensive than existing Ternary systems. 1959 – The Trinity II is completed. It boasts many advantages to the original such as being able to handle multiple problems simultaneously, greatly speeding up academic work.

1960 - [Grace Murray Hopper] invents a binary-ternary converter.

1965 – First “dual-base” system comes into operation, with a Trinity-style ternary supercomputer at its heart, and a series of “dumb” binary terminals for data storage connected to it.

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