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It is true that abacus is the first computer?

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Victoria Fowler on May 24, 2018

Yes and no. The abacus is certainly a computing device, but it works differently from a computer that the argument gets very philosophical. Personally I would say no, since the equipment is general purpose and the abacus is only calculated numbers. Even though that is precisely what a computer does, however, translates numbers to letters, images, music, video, etc, so it depends on a distinction philosophical that is only interesting to those of us who enjoy discussion of such distinctions. Hey, the world is not black and white.


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