Analog Computers (word derivation)

I have been restoring our Heathkit EC-1 Education Computer from 1960. Tubes replaced! Recapped, and I am building the circuits. Hopefully more progress next weekend

The beginning of the manual says ‘The name “analog” comes from the fact that the computer solves by analogy by using physical quantities to represent numbers.’

Very cool! I would love to know how to use an analog computer. I need a refresher in explaining to visitors what the difference is between analog and digital!

I didn’t know anything about the origin of the word “analog.”

Very interesting, Bob!