... 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 |

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Publisher | : | CUP Archive - |

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