analog computer


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analog computer

a computer that processes information as a physical quantity, such as voltage, amperage, weight, or length, and presents results of calculations that can be continuously varied and measured. Compare digital computer, hybrid computer.
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He has been at the edge of personal computing since 1977 when he biked to Ted Nelson's (who coined "hypertext") shop to try and sell him a homemade analog computer.
For the first time customers can simultaneously have a video window on the screen while showing an analog computer source.
But the press at the time heralded it as a "Giant Brain" since it boasted speeds a thousand times faster than previous analog computers.
By 1950, IBM began selling small analog computers to the industrial world.