Human Computers

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Date
2011
Producer
Produced and directed by Jon Plutte. Written by Jas Lonnquist. Post Production by The Impact Media Group.
Copyright Owner
© Computer History Museum
Keywords
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Object ID
102695595

For centuries, “computers” were human beings - low-paid clerks doing simple math as part of a team performing complex calculations. Their humble work spurred advances in science, industry, national defense and, ultimately, in the invention of the computing machines that replaced them.