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Book Excerpt: The Chase For India’s First Computers

Book Excerpt: The Chase For India’s First Computers

Apr 02, 2022

Scientist and statistician P.C. Mahalanobis had a deep faith in the computer’s ability to transform economic management. He first saw a digital computer in operation when computer pioneer Howard Aiken gave him a tour of Mark I during a visit to Harvard University. Planning launched India’s globetrotting quest for computers in earnest.

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