Where would the human race be without software? The concept was first explored in the 19th century for the Analytical Engine, then later theorized more formally by Alan Turing in the 1930s. The first piece of software was executed in 1948 on the University of Manchester’s “Manchester Baby” computer. The term “software” itself wasn’t coined until the 1950s. Today, we’ve got software apps in our pockets that overlay strange face-altering filters over our mugs. So what can software do for food safety? Is it as trivial as the latest social network gimmick or is it ground-breaking like the Turing machine?
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