... with the decimal storage registers of a desk calculating machine, or at least with the mileage indicator on a car dashboard. A register of this type consists of a number of counting wheels, each labelled with the digits 0-9 and coupled to its neighbours by a suitable a#39; carrying a#39; mechanism. ... but it is clear that the speed of any computer with mechanical elements is restricted by the inertia of its moving parts.
|Title||:||an introduction to automatic digital computers|
|Publisher||:||CUP Archive -|