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What Is Computation?

Sonntag, Oktober 30th, 2011

“The meaning of computation has changed dramatically over the years. Before the late 1940s, computing meant performing mathematical calculations by hand (what nineteenth-century British schoolboys would have called ‘doing sums’). Computers were people who did such calculations. One of my former professors, Art Burks, used to tell us how he had married a ‘computer’—the term […]