I love the presentation style of this history, which starts with a once-popular answer to the question, and works backwards. It’s an hour-long narrated slideshow, but with a relaxing pace and delivery. And it uses real transparencies! With mentions of the Manchester Baby, Manchester Mark 1, Ferranti Mark 1 and EDSAC. And so much more - as you would if you took an hour to think about this question.
From their Patreon page:
Hello! My name is Stuart Brown - best known for my YouTube channel, ’ Ahoy '.
I produce documentary-style video content about video games and their impact on culture : history, influence and artefacts of design. As a one man team, I’m responsible for all aspects of production: script-writing, graphics, voiceover, gameplay recording, editing and music.
This series on the influence of the Cold War on video games looks good too - starts all the way back, with Enigma (not a game):
via a post to the TNMOC member’s list, by David Boucher.