Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

UNIVAC Could Have Saved Us

December 7th, 2012 · No Comments


Desperately wanted to do a West Papua post this morning, but a critical Wired deadline beckons. In my absence, please marvel at the UNIVAC promotional film above, in which the early computer is touted as the instrument capable of liberating our species from meteorological uncertainty. Ah, to think there was a time when the phrase “two thousand calculations per second” blew minds.

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