How Aristotle Invented The Computer

Walk into your data centre or through your office and you’ll see the fruits of the last 75 years or so of computing. But a recent article at The Atlantic looks back at the real origin of computing: mathematical logic. And it harks back all the way to Aristotle. It’s an interesting read, particularly, dare I say it, for younger IT professionals. Understanding history is a great way to understand why some trends keep coming back.


    great article by the Atlantic. I really think that first order logic, propositional logic should be taught in high schools embedded within the curricular; it provides the foundations to think critically.

    and on a funny side of logic: The teacher explained to his logic class that two positives will never make a negative. A student sharply retorted "yeah right" ... the teacher fell silent!

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