Collections of (physically) small computers

Tony Duell ard at
Sun Oct 29 21:03:46 CST 2006

> Well, IIRC, the ANSI X3J3 (FORTRAN) spec says that a human being is 
> also considered to be a "computer" as well. :)  But I'm hardly 
> lighter than 120g, nor smaller than a smartphone!

That, I believe was the original definition (particularly in the sense of 
'somebody who operates a computing machine'). Similarly a 'Typewriter' 
was a person who operates a typing machine.


More information about the cctalk mailing list