Last week I wrote about the first computers at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. A few weeks ago I was given a series of publications, ‘The History of Anaesthesia Society Proceedings’, by a retired Consultant Anaesthetist
I was looking through them for links to Addenbrooke’s when I came across an article by Dr Yash Pole, (‘Evolution of the Computer’ p58 The History of Anaesthesia Society Proceedings Vol 27 Proceedings of the meeting in Leicester 7-8 Jul 2000) which included the following and thought I would share it with you:
- a bus is a connection with several paths
- a mouse is not a mammal to be scared of, but a friendly clicking or double-clinking creature
- an apple is no longer a gastronomic delight
- Windows were opened by Gates
- memory may be erased as well as accessed in seconds
- intelligence may be artificial
- a nibble is defined as half a byte
- the web need not remind us of eight-legged hairy creatures, but simply amazing and amazingly simple
- computers are now almost everywhere and have invaded the human body in the from of pacemakers and hearing aids.
You can see the whole article here.