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A World of Computers

Symee Gilman

Computers, computers, computers, they seem to be everywhere. In the grocery store, the doctor’s office, some of our homes, and even our schools! But believe it or not, not so long ago, perhaps even when your parents were young, very few people used computers at all!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Man vs. Machine

Did you know that the first computers were people? The word computer used to be a job title and what a boring and tedious job it was! People who worked as computers sat and made calculations over and over again. Since it was such a repetitive job, work was very slow, and since people doing the job were limited (by being people and not machines), mistakes were common. Therefore, inventors were constantly looking for ways to mechanize, or have a machine perform the task.

 

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