Computer Terms!

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:

Computer Terms

  • 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.

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