Computers beyond calculators

In the early history of the computer industry, computers didn’t really do all that much outside of computations. The name “computer” is actually appropriated from the name of a profession that the devices would eventually replace. Before the 20th century, computers were people (mostly women) who sat at desks with paper and pen, and just crunched numbers all day/night/week/month/year/life. As somebody who struggled with math in primary school, that sounds like a hell nested within a nightmare.

The Harvard Computers was a team of women working as skilled workers to process astronomical data at the Harvard Observatory
1952 Walter Cronkite is shown the UNIVAC
Bertie the Brain (1950) || OXO (1952) and the EDSAC
Pong (1972)

I take things apart, and then I put them back together again