Modern Tube computing

From: Dwight K. Elvey <>
Date: Wed Jan 21 11:09:12 2004

>From: "R. D. Davis" <>
>Quothe John Lawson, from writings of Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 03:55:27PM -0500:
>> And no one has had the utter madness to suggest a replica of the Mark I
>> or II relay machine..... or the SSEC.... or any of the Bell System relay
>> computers....
>Relays don't normally glow, alas, but they do make nice sounds.
>My preference is for a digital computer using water instead of
>electricity, but no one's mentioned one of those yet.
 Actually I've given quite a bit a thought about
making a computer that uses marbles instead of electricity
or water. You'd put a bucket of marbles at the top and
turn the crank. Gravity would bring the mrbles to the bottom
where one could scoop them up and recycle.
Received on Wed Jan 21 2004 - 11:09:12 GMT

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