For my own doctoral dissertation, I spent months doing multiple correlations on a hand-cranked

calculating machine that could not even derive square roots.

Made out of wood, Fowler's

calculating machine used a matrix of spindly arms moving across notched tabs to multiply or divide numbers in base-three notation.

The world famous calculator company has produced another totally mind blowing, world-altering

calculating machine in the XFER.

In the fall of 1937, a young instructor at Harvard University presented the senior engineer of the International Business Machines Corporation with an extraordinary request: he wanted IBM to assist him in (and pay for) the construction of an automatic

calculating machine that would fulfill the pressing need "for more powerful calculating methods in the mathematical and physical sciences." The young instructor's name was Howard Hathaway Aiken; the machine he built was the IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC), more commonly known as the Harvard Mark I.

At Bethlehem, Taylor recorded two great achievements: first, the development with a colleague of a new "high speed" tool steel, a material that allowed machine tools to cut metal at three to four times the previous speeds; and second, the systematization of years of metal-cutting experiments into a special slide rule for

calculating machine speed and feed.

The average coefficients of adhesion, U, which must be considered when

calculating machine performance.

In 1642 the French mathematician Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) invented a

calculating machine that could add and subtract.

Yet Wilson was a loner, much more 'a desiccated

calculating machine' than Gaitskell ever was.

Hartree visited the Moore School to test ENIAC and subsequently wrote an article describing how it worked in the October 12, 1946 issue of Nature entitled, "ENIAC, An Electronic

Calculating Machine." As a result of that article the London Times published an article on ENIAC on November 1, 1946, headlined, "An Electronic Brain: Solving Abstruse Problems; Valves with a Memory." Hartree immediately wrote a letter to the editor criticizing the headline.

Emotionally, the cat is a

calculating machine, motivated by the higher kind of intelligent self-interestunerringly aware of what it wants and how to get it.

At twelve years of age Pascal discovered Euclid's axioms unaided; at sixteen he wrote a treatise on conic sections, and at eighteen he invented a

calculating machine. He formulated the first laws of atmospheric pressure, equilibrium of liquids, and probability, and invented the hydraulic press.

day for Now we have a black president who acts like a dessicated (and very white)

calculating machine, who campaigned in poetry but governs in such prolix prose that we run the risk of the rabid Republicans rendering him a one-hit wonder.

A mathematician, she wrote the instruction sets for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a

calculating machine. The letter ended at $20,400.

Later in the decade, IBM introduced the Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator as the company's first large-scale digital

calculating machine, the successful 604 Electronic Calculating Punch - 5,600 of which were built in a ten year period - and the card-programmed Electronic Calculator, the first IBM product designed for computation centres.

Now a leading boffin agrees we are all living in someone's massive

calculating machine.