Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/01

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Computer history
Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 10:11:00 +0000

Just to pull this back on topic.
 There was an article in Viewfinder some years back about the 'Zero'(?)   
computer developed in Germany(?) during the war which Leitz then   
used/bought for their lens design work, this being one of the first in   
the world and of such a different design to others such that parts of its   
ability were not superseded by other designs until the 60s...
 Fascinating to hear the 'bug' came from the US Navy...
The things you learn on this group!


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Re: [Leica] Off topic: Sports Cars & Computers

At 05:24 PM 4/30/98 -0700, Joseph Codispoti wrote:
>Alright already.
>Can we agree that:
>England invented the computer,
>The US Navy developed it,

Well, actually, the US Army moved the project forward mightily.  The only
thing the Navy project gave us was the word, "bug".

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