Help with question about web page access

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Tue Aug 24 11:16:35 2004

On Tue, 2004-08-24 at 15:36, Roger Merchberger wrote:
> But, alas, no Computor, from what I saw at that one website. I do know that
> I've seen it in the distant past (i.e. high school, 20 years ago), but if
> computers came in about the same time that the -or version of spelling was
> on it's way out, I can see why it didn't gain "universal acceptance." ;-)


I just checked in the dictionary I have here from 1959, which is too
early to have computer in the modern sense in it - but it does contain
computer in the sense of "one employed to make calculations in an
observatory etc."

First recorded use of 'compute' is in 1631, incidentally.

No mention of 'computor', though.


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