While the abacus and mechanical calculator have been replaced by electronic calculators using microchips, the recent advances in MEMs and nanotechnology have led to recent high-tech experiments in mechanical computation. The benefits suggested include operation in high radiation or high temperature environments. These modern versions of mechanical computation were highlighted in the magazine The Economist in its special "end of the millennium" black cover issue in an article entitled "Babbage's Last Laugh".
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“It is obvious that rationality has been utterly lost in modern marriage: which is no objection to marriage, however, but rather to modernity.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)