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October 30, 2010

Compute. Compute.

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1288483151 ) Play

The machine you see in this video is a pretty famous “computer”. Identify and tell us what it was used for.

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Cracked by: jowens , Rogi , Mikey , Raghuvansh , username , Dibyo , apar , shrik , SS , Thejas V R , udupendra , Ananth , dineshk , Bharath and Pawankumar Hegde

Answer:
MONIAC — The awesome economy simulator built by Bill Phillips. Its an analogue computer which uses water to do its computation.
More details here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MONIAC_Computer


16 Responses to “Compute. Compute.”

  1. jowens
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    MONIAC, which modeled the UK’s economy


  2. Rogi
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    Wikipastia:
    The MONIAC (Monetary National Income Analogue Computer) also known as the Phillips Hydraulic Computer and the Financephalograph


  3. Rogi
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    Whoops. Missed the part 2.
    It was used to model economic conditions using liguid flows to track and record trends, amounts and balances.


  4. Mikey

    It’s called “The Phillips Machine” and it uses water to model the economy.


  5. Raghuvansh
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    MONIAC, used to monitor/explain the working of national economies.


  6. username
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MONIAC_Computer


  7. Dibyo
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    MONIAC (Monetary National Income Analogue Computer) also known as the Phillips Hydraulic Computer and the Financephalograph.

    Awesomeness.


  8. apar
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    MONIAC computer used for modeling national economic processes.


  9. shrik
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    The MONIAC (Monetary National Income Analogue Computer) also known as the Phillips Hydraulic Computer and the Financephalograph, was created in 1949 by the New Zealand economist Bill Phillips (William Phillips) to model the national economic processes of the United Kingdom.


  10. SS

    Phillips Hydraulic Computer, used to model the workings of the British economy.


  11. MONIAC Computer a.k.a Phillips Hydraulic Computer or Financephalograph.
    It was used to model the processes of UK’s economy


  12. udupendra
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    MONIAC. Nice qn.


  13. Ananth
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    MONIAC/Monetary National Income Analogue Computer


  14. dineshk
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    MONIAC – a hydraulic computer used to model the economy of UK. Designed back in 1949 by economist Bill Phillips. Very cool question.


  15. Bharath
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    The MONIAC (Monetary National Income Analogue Computer) also known as the Phillips Hydraulic Computer and the Financephalograph, was created in 1949 by the New Zealand economist Bill Phillips (William Phillips) to model the national economic processes of the United Kingdom.


  16. This is Philips hydraulics computer that explained England’s economy way back in 50’s . Another replica of this machine exists in New york.


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