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Old Scientist: The rise of the machines from railway timetables

Old Scientist: The rise of the machines from railway timetables

作者:迟铟  时间:2019-03-01 07:07:12  人气:

Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty By Mick O'Hare THE computer age dawned before this magazine launched, but New Scientist has been around for long enough to capture the machines’ ever-accelerating evolution and their infiltration of our daily lives. Back in 1963 they were big and slow, but already replacing humans at mundane tasks. We reported that February that British Railways was using a Ferranti Pegasus 2 to compile its Eastern Region timetable,