The first computer programmer was actually a woman by the name of Ada Lovelace when she wrote of an algorithm that was cited as the first computer program around 1842. The US Department of Defence named the computer language Ada in her honor.

The first computer game called Spacewar! was developed in 1961 by Steve Russell, which took about 200 hours to build.

Fred Cohen created the first computer virus in 1983 just to prove that it was possible.



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