Inside the Computer (EDSAC)

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+8 1. BloodBeast commented 5 years ago

I work with computers but I was lost well before a quarter of the way through. Duh...

I'm glad that we have scientists like this pushing technology forward, even when they're doing this sort of retrospective stuff.
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+8 2. dushan commented 5 years ago

36?! not 42?! my whole life is a lie
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+2 3. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

Whoosh...way over my head.. :D ..but I still watched it and appreciate it and I'm glad there are people who understand these concepts ;)
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+4 4. Sizzlik (admin) commented 5 years ago

#2 "Why 36?" is the correct question to the answer "42". Hope your life is not cake anymore.
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+3 5. Granko commented 5 years ago

Kudos to guys who built those machines. Especially when you realize that the effort needed to build it was huge compared to the performance of such thing at that time. It had to be like programming an spreadsheet processor (excel) from scratch just to make a sum of 5 numbers you could calculate in your head in 10 seconds. But without them there wouldn't be the second, third and other generations of computers whose performance improvement was exponencial and paid off the initial investment quite early.