Calculating Devices and Computers

@inproceedings{Jones2016CalculatingDA,
  title={Calculating Devices and Computers},
  author={Matthew L. Jones},
  year={2016}
}
Focusing upon computation, storage, and infrastructures for data from the early modern European period forward, this chapter stresses that the constraints of computing technologies, as well as their possibilities, are essential for the path of computational sciences. Mathematical tables and simple contrivances aided calculation well into the middle of the twentieth century. Digital machines replaced them slowly: adopting electronic digital computers for scientific work demanded creative… 
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