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The **history of computing** is older than computing machines and modern computing technology and includes the history of methods intended for pen and paper or for chalk and slate, with or without the aid of tables. The **timeline of computing** presents a summary list of major developments in computing by date.

*See also:* Euclidean algorithm, mathematical table, common logarithm, numeral system.

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