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The thermometer is marked with temperatures to cor­ respond to the height of a column of liquid; the height is used to measure a person's temperature. Digital computers count precisely; analog com­ puters can only measure to a certain level of ac­ curacy. 5982 1 643 . Analog computers were popular throughout the 1 950s and 1 960s when the cost of digital computers was sti l l very h igh. Digital electronics has recently become so inexpensive that the world is "going digital," and analog computers are rarely used today.

It was controlled by punched- paper tape, and it stored its numbers in mechanical switches. The Mark I used decimal n umbers instead of the binary numbers of today's systems, and its calculations were accurate to 23 digits. It could per­ form three additions per second, one multiplication in 6 seconds, and one division in 1 2 seconds. These capabilities made the Mark I much faster than any other machine previously built. The Harvard Mark I omputer. Babbage's Analytical Engine-a century after Babbage conceived of it.

Vac­ uum tubes were bulky, consumed a great deal of electricity, gave off an enormous amount of heat, and were prone to failure. Tube failures were so common that these computers had difficulty oper­ ating reliably for more than a few hours at a time. First generation computers typically processed a few thousand instructions per second and could store 1 0,000 to 20,000 characters-very little by today's standards. Many different types of mem­ ory were tried, but the most important was mag­ netic core memory, developed in 1 95 0 by Jay W.

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