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Posted: 23 August 2019 06:32 AM   [ Ignore ]
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A straightfoward etymology, but an interesting development of senses

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Posted: 23 August 2019 09:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Here is a short timeline history of commercial computers, just for the fun of it:

https://sophie-swan--first-computer.weebly.com/timeline.html

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Posted: 23 August 2019 09:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Come to think of it, the development of computer from person to machine is rather similar to that of typewriter, which originally meant the person operating the machine, not the machine itself.

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Posted: 23 August 2019 12:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The OED has the machine sense of typewriter about 15 years earlier than the human sense, although the entry is an old one.

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