[SIGCIS-Members] Oy! Another crazy computer history claim
evan at snarc.net
Fri Oct 16 12:26:12 PDT 2015
NY's Metropolitan Transit Authority -- the people who runs the subways,
trains, and buses -- hired a tour guide for Grand Central Station who's
saying that the terminal's circa-1913 electromechanical signaling system
is "the first electronic computer".
Who was the chief engineer, Shiva Ayyadurai?
This story is very unfortunately in Gothamist -- a very popular NYC
site. I shudder to think how many people now accept it as fact.
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