28533OT: Re: Analog Computers - General- Navy Computer- linotype
- Dec 9, 2012--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, joshbensadon <no_reply@...> wrote:
>Further off topic, missile guidance. Not quite as high quality.
> --- In email@example.com, Ken <kenzolist@> wrote:
> > I just happened to have discovered this great video a couple of days ago. It's a 50's US Navy instructional film about the mechanical computers they used. It's really eye-opening and very high quality. (It gets to the meat about two minutes in.) For me, it demonstrated the analog/mathematical approach, in contrast to the digital/logical approach I grew up learning.
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1i-dnAH9Y4
> Ken, that was a fun (and informative) video to watch. Watching the cam description reminded me of the old Linotypes. Have you ever seen one of those in action?
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