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8 facts every computer programmer should know

February 26, 2016 - Uncategorized

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The first known use of the word “computer” was in 1613 in a book called The Yong Mans Gleanings by English writer Richard Braithwaite. In it he said, “I haue read the truest computer of Times, and the best Arithmetician that euer breathed, and he reduceth thy dayes into a short number.” (The spelling mistakes were all deliberate BTW, it was a simpler time back then). Braithwaite was referring to a person who carried out calculations, or computations. Today, most of that work is handed over to the metal and plastic slabs we have on our desk. But how did a box…

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