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Questions related to the history of quantum computers and quantum computing. Use this tag to ask questions about they history of an aspect of quantum computing (such as some concept or paradigm).

History in the sense of quantum computing (or any scientific field) is a collection of milestones the field has made and contributions that have been made in the field.

In a quickly evolving field, and especially one involving quantum mechanics, understanding the history of the field is needed to fully comprehend how the field came to be as it is.

A timeline of quantum computing can be found here.