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.