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I remember hearing my Dad’s adding machine go ka-chook, ka-chook, ka-chook, ka-chook, for the simplest of calculations.






-----Original Message-----
From: James Cohen [mailto:jccpc(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 12:46 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: number crunching


Prior to the old calculators there were adding/multiplying machines. These did, indeed, make crunching sounds as they would calculate. An engineering office was rather noisy when the "number crunching" was going on. I used to play on these as a child in my dad's office.


James Cohen, PE
James Cohen Consulting, PC

----- Original Message -----

To: Seaint

Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 12:09 PM

Subject: number crunching


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,




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


Phone: 610-262-6345
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