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From Carefully Tooled Gears to Totally Cool Gear

  • Peter Grego
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Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Rather than launching headlong into the subject of personal computers, laptops, tablet computers, ultra-mobile computers, and palmtop devices, it’s perhaps a good idea to take time to peruse a broad historical overview of the subject of machine-assisted computing. This will help us to remind ourselves how generations of humans with an interest in the machinations of the heavens have benefited from computers of various sorts.

Keywords

Random Access Memory International Business Machine Code Breaking Lunar Module Celestial Phenomenon 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Grego
    • 1
  1. 1.UK

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