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date: 16 January 2021

Abacus Suànpán 算盘‎ 

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China
Margaret SankeyMargaret SANKEY

Considered to be the first computer, the abacus has been used since ancient times by a number of civilizations for basic arithmetical calculations. It is still used as a reliable reckoner (and one that does not require electricity or batteries) by merchants and businesspeople in parts of Asia and Africa. ...

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