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Early Italian Computing Machines and Their Inventors

  • Silvio Hénin
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 387)

Abstract

Nineteen centuries of Italian inventors and inventions in the field of aids to arithmetic and algebraic computing, before the electronic computer era, are reviewed; most of them forgotten or still unknown. Not meant to be a complete or ultimate treatise on the topic, this paper hopefully wants to be a starting point for more multidisciplinary research of Italian history of technology.

Keywords

mechanical calculating machines history Italy 1st – 20th century 

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