Initially, computers were analog. The Maddida is a transitional computer: an electronic version of an analog differential analyser, used to solve differential equations. This aided in the design of aircraft, electrical networks and other complex systems.
 

Initially, computers were analog. The Maddida is a transitional computer: an electronic version of an analog differential analyser, used to solve differential equations. This aided in the design of aircraft, electrical networks and other complex systems.

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Computer History Museum Photo Gallery: weird, fascinating photos including a giant Cray, and a 60Kg hard drive

Zara Baxter toured the Computer History Museum in California, and took these fascinating photos, including a giant 27Kg hard drive, a Star Trek-like SAGE Air defence system, and other intriguing artifacts. Scroll down for the captions! Click to enlarge photos.

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