Re: [midatlanticretro] Amdahl
I think the a n a l ytical engine was used for this.
It sounds more impressive than buttload calculator.
Jim Scheef wrote:Babbage used Imperial buttloads?! Wow! I didn't know that. You know, you learn something every day. ;-)
Actually I think both the Difference Engine and the Analytical Engine were decimal - one of the many things that made the latter so complex.