When computers were human / David Alan Grier.

"Before Palm Pilots and iPods, PCs and laptops, the term "computer" referred to the people who did scientific calculations by hand. These workers were neither calculating geniuses nor idiot savants but knowledgeable people who, in other circumstances, might have become scientists in t...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Grier, David Alan, 1955 February 14- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published:Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2007.