Relay computers - OR functionality - symbology

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Wed Sep 29 17:50:34 2004

> Having gotten the explanation as to why those operations were chosen, it
> does make sense and is somewhat elegant (I'll reluctantly concede), but
> it's still stupid as far as I'm concerned. Why didn't they use * or X
> for AND then?

They did!. Or rather you normally use '.', which is also a conventional
sign for multiplication (as it X.Y). IIRC it should actually be a dot
halfway up the letter, not on the baseline, but that's not on my keyboard

Received on Wed Sep 29 2004 - 17:50:34 BST

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