Untransistorized Digital Differential Analyzer? (Nov, 1956)

Untransistorized Digital Differential Analyzer?

The abacus has qualities much sought after in today’s electronic computers: ease and reliability of operation, low investment, and minimal maintenance. These are qualities found in the unique electronic digital computation equipment created by Litton Industries. The military and industrial applications for this equipment are many.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA
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3 comments
  1. Kosher Ham says: July 18, 20103:35 pm

    It probably worked better because it did not use a Windows operating system.

  2. George says: July 19, 20104:51 pm

    Beware the Blue Bead of Death…

  3. Arglebarglefarglegleep says: August 6, 20102:50 pm

    Actually, they’ve found a skilled user of an abacus can often beat somebody using a modern calculator which is why you’ll still find them used in the Far East. They also don’t die in the middle of exams when the battery goes dead. The slip stick is pretty much forgotten now, but it still had a good run.

    http://www.math.twsu.ed…

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