EMERAC (Electro-Magnetic Memory and Research Arithmetic Calculator) - the “electronic brain” (computer) featured in the 1957 Hepburn/Tracy film Desk Set.  In the movie, the reference librarians for a television network feared they would be replaced by computers.

EMERAC (Electro-Magnetic Memory and Research Arithmetic Calculator) - the “electronic brain” (computer) featured in the 1957 Hepburn/Tracy film Desk Set.  In the movie, the reference librarians for a television network feared they would be replaced by computers.

03/03/11 at 3:30pm
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  1. deskset1957nycs reblogged this from deskset1957nycs
  2. benedictusantonius reblogged this from librarianista and added:
    In other words the movie is about man’s struggle against Wikipedia.
  3. goweli reblogged this from librarianista and added:
    Just watched this, very cute!
  4. thisisntlisa reblogged this from poplibrary
  5. goldjeffblum reblogged this from librarianista and added:
    They could remake this and replace ‘computer’ with ‘Google’ I guess I could play the lead, if they insisted
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  9. readingwritingandarithmetic reblogged this from merisongbird and added:
    I was just watching this film a week or two ago. It’s lovely. Very subtle, and quite prophetic…
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  11. missamandamae reblogged this from librarianista and added:
    Love this movie. Still relevant!
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  13. batsbeesandsassafrastea reblogged this from nprfreshair and added:
    just like watson on jeopardy…or ReagOn the 2012 republican candidate
  14. goodstuffhappenedtoday reblogged this from nprfreshair
  15. meta-brarian reblogged this from nprfreshair and added:
    "the reference librarians feared they would be replaced by computers" A lot of people who need help in libraries are...
  16. silas216 reblogged this from nprfreshair
  17. injektiloj reblogged this from nprfreshair and added:
    Haha. Because ENIAC and UNIVAC were trademarked. XD
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  24. lmd reblogged this from nprfreshair and added:
    yes, i have rented this movie from netflix. and yes, i enjoyed it. :)
  25. alfa-limalimon reblogged this from nprfreshair and added:
    Librarians replaced by computers? NEVER
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