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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: VictorVonDoom
Could you include the abacus? Granted, all it could do was help with multiplication, addition, division, subtraction, square roots, and cube roots. But still, pretty handy.
The computer was a quantum leap in that the mental task it could perform were only limited by our imagination.
originally posted by: ElGoobero
what do we consider to be man's greatest science / technical / engineering feat?
let's start with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. 17 miles, two tunnels.
the tunnels are so freaky they will provide a driver for you if you're too skeered to drive it yourself.