No the Abacus was not the original of modern computers. Clocks were. Just the layout of a clock with its measurement of periods of time was a computational device. Would work with sundials and water clocks not just mechanical rotary clocks. With a clock that sets any unit time period you can add time or subtract it . You can have 15 before 2 and 14 after 2. With a clock you can add subtract, multiply and divide. What is a half an hour? Computation is counting. As synthetic as time is so is mathematics.
Best Kept Secret Park in Lake Oswego Great for Bike Riders, Walking and Running with Scenic River Views Lex Loeb Contributor Network . Lake Oswego does not like to advertise some of its best attractions for fear of attracting non-locals. The area has many interesting treasures almost no one from the Portland area bothers to explore. Lake Oswego has long had the cache' of an upper middle class white Anglo Saxon enclave that does not want the company of everyone from the Portland Metro Area coming in. One can't blame the present day city for trying to protect itself against crowds of non local strangers using their public facilities. Anyone who has been to lake Oswego actual lake knows it is a privately owned body of water that does not welcome the public access in anyway. That is not true of the Oswego Furnace Tower in George Rogers Park or Old River Drive that connects to the park's main pathway up along the Willamette river front. Along most of Old River drive the fro