Gallery: A look back at UNIVAC Summary: UNIVAC I was the first commercially marketed programmable digital computer that created an industry. By Jason Perlow | April 2, 2012 -- 10:53 GMT (03:53 PDT) Follow @jperlow Previous | Next Image 6 of 13 Promotional material for the UNIVAC I computer, Circa 1948. Photo credit: Jason Perlow Topic: Hardware Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.