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So after walking upright, we then began to run and could "run numbers"?

Best regards,


Ken

Kenneth S. Peoples, P. E.
LVTA
Lehigh Valley Technical Associates, Inc.
1584 Weaversville Road
Northampton, PA 18067

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Harold Sprague" <spraguehope(--nospam--at)hotmail.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 12:28 PM
Subject: RE: number crunching


> Ken,
> Right after engineers learned to walk upright, and just prior to the
> development of digital computers there were mechanical calculators.  The
old
> mechanical calculators (I am not talking about mechanical adding machines)
> whirred and clicked, and as the result was presented it made a sound very
> similar to crunching as it printed the results.
>
> Some of the punches for document binding make a similar crunching sound.
>
> Regards,
> Harold Sprague
>
>
>
>
> >From: "Ken Peoples" <kspeoples(--nospam--at)lvta.net>
> >Reply-To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> >To: "Seaint" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> >Subject: number crunching
> >Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 12:09:17 -0500
> >
> >Somewhat off topic, but why is it called number "crunching".  I can't
think
> >of what the analogy is.  Is the sound of the old fashioned calculators
with
> >paper?
> >
> >Best regards,
> >
> >
> >Ken
> >
> >Kenneth S. Peoples, P. E.
> >LVTA
> >Lehigh Valley Technical Associates, Inc.
> >1584 Weaversville Road
> >Northampton, PA 18067
> >
> >Phone: 610-262-6345
> >Fax:610-262-8188
> >Email: kpeoples(--nospam--at)lvta.net
>
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