Celebrating Leonardo Torres-Quevedo, Spanish inventor of the world’s first computer game

What does a cable car in Niagara Falls have to do with the world’s
first chess-playing machine? Surprisingly, both were inventions of Spanish civil engineer Leonardo Torres-Quevedo.
Next week, as part of our ongoing effort to celebrate Europe’s computing
heritage, we’re commemorating Torres-Quevedo’s legacy and his
remarkable machine—“El
Ajedrecista”
(in English, “The Chess Player”)—in partnership with
the Telecommunication Engineering department of the
Technical University of Madrid.




Photo thanks to Wikimedia Commons


Torres-Quevedo’s inventions span many fields. He…

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