Wigblog: Things Internet and Otherwise
by Richard Wiggins
Occasional ruminations and essaylets
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Lately I've been thinking a lot about what it must have been circa 1956 when professors and others yearned for a computer where they could perform scientific calculations.
You know, moving from pencil and paper, and slide rule, to a computer. These were not minor changes.
So I laughed when I stumbled on this photo from
Internet Librarian last year:
The early days of computing were all about scientific calculations. This photo accidentally shows how much we take for granted.
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