The work is an extremely instructive, rich history of calculating technology. It also includes the analog world and automata, and is written in Italian.
Herbert Bruderer From BLOG@CACM | June 1, 2021 at 11:21 AM
The design of today's electronic computers is usually not very appealing, in contrast to magnificent mechanical calculating machines from earlier times.
Herbert Bruderer From BLOG@CACM | April 8, 2021 at 10:24 AM
Pantographs have been widely used for centuries; for example, in surveying and embroidery. With these devices, drawings can be enlarged and reduced.
Herbert Bruderer From BLOG@CACM | March 2, 2020 at 10:02 AM
Herbert Bruderer asks why no information technology industry emerged in Switzerland in the 1950s, despite the appearance of computers from several sources.
Herbert Bruderer From BLOG@CACM | January 28, 2020 at 12:34 PM