Collections of (physically) small computers

Tony Duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
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.

-tony



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