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Old 06-02-2011, 11:18 PM   #22
crich70
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Actually reading and calculation have a common history if you think about it. The first writing on clay tablets was probably done for accounting so that ancient UR knew how much grain each of its citizens contributed towards the common good. And some calculation was needed to find the boarders of each person's land after the annual flood of the Nile valley and I'm sure they marked down some figures on papyrus when working out taxes for the people even back then as well. There have always been ways of working out numbers just as there have been those to write them down. In fact the word 'computer' was first used to describe someone who worked out figures for accounting. They would compute the figures. It was only later that the term came to be associated with the modern machines that we alternately praise and curse at. lol.
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