Sunday, May 29, 2011

Attention to Detail

Now this is attention to detail..
"Eckert was dedicated to testing every part. According to Scott McCartney, in order to choose his wiring, 'Eckert acquired some mice in cages and starved them for a few days. Then he put different kinds of wire in their cages to see which kind they enjoyed eating. The least appetizing brand was used in ENIAC.'"
The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer

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