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2012-02-15 04:34:37

NITRD Symposium to be webcast; media encouraged to tune in and/or to attend the final session on big ideas for the future and an agency showcase Just two decades ago ... - Only 30 percent of Americans used computers and only 15 percent of households owned personal computers. - Computing power was conglomerated in a few select supercomputing centers at major research institutions and national labs. - The fastest supercomputer in the world, a CM-3, could perform 14 billion...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'