**IBM
SPEAKERS BUREAU SLIDE SHOW**

**Slide
90**

**Marquand
Drawing**

Courtesy: IBM
Corporation

In
commenting on Marquand's machine, Pierce suggested that
a system of batteries and switches could be hooked up
to solve very difficult problems in formal logic. This
would include most of the theorems of algebra and geometry.
This is remarkably like the idea basic to the modern computer
-- all arithmetic operations have electrical counter-parts.

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