"If I had to get a new Ph.D. now, I'd get it in polymer engineering - the manipulation of matter."
Whenever Mr. Kiku wanted to know something, he'd just check the universal dictionary terminal on his desk.
This entry gives a very clear picture of what a massive computer installation looked like in the 1950's; it was very large and required a large staff to keep it running. Here's an example of a mid-1950's computer - the IBM 704:
The IBM 704 was considered the world's first super-computer and the first machine to incorporate floating-point hardware. The 704 used magnetic core memory that was faster and more reliable than the magnetic drum storage found in the 701.
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