Well before today’s computers…


J. R. Eyerman

One of a series of photos appearing in LIFE Magazine. Scientists demonstrating on a chalkboard how to calculate the orbit of satellites…yet to be launched by anyone in the GOUSA.

Your smartphone or tablet has sufficient horsepower to crank out in a few seconds what this group of scientists worked on for hours in 1957.

One thought on “Well before today’s computers…

  1. Pocket protector says:

    December 1951 advertisement for the IBM 604 Electronic Calculating Punch explicitly comparing electronic computers to engineers calculating with slide rules, which were mechanical analog computers.

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