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Re: [midatlanticretro] Interesting article in NewScientist

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  • Bob Schwier
    Collusus  (sic) used mechanical switches as its logic gates putting it even closer to its telephone company switching systems ancestors than ENIAC. For
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 27, 2009
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      Collusus  (sic) used mechanical switches as its logic gates putting it even closer
      to its telephone company switching systems ancestors than ENIAC.
      For someone trying to get a PhD in history, here is a question.  To what level
      had the decisions that created the algorithms that computers use been made
      by telephone system engineers in the thirties?
      bs 

      --- On Tue, 9/22/09, Sean Durkin <spdurkin@...> wrote:

      From: Sean Durkin <spdurkin@...>
      Subject: [midatlanticretro] Interesting article in NewScientist
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 9:08 AM


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