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May 27, 2006

Mark Twain Fails at Investing in Automation

There's a good piece in the New Scientist about Mark Twain's failed investments in "the Paige Compositor," a mechanical device that attempted mimic the movements of a human typesetter.

Posted by Robert at May 27, 2006 10:00 AM
category: History of Computing


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