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Software of the Mind

“If the computer is a good metaphor for understanding how the
mind works, then culture is its software.

“The term computer was originally used for referring to people
who spent their days crunching numbers and outputting data. These
human computers would spend their days manually calculating basic
mathematical functions of probability and logic. Astronomers in the
early 20th century were also referred to as human computers, and
Henrietta Leavitt is perhaps the best known thanks to her work on
variable stars…”


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