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From: "Linda & Tony" <>
Subject: Re: [India-L] Computers in 1879??
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 19:34:35 -0000
A computer was a person who computes. In this case, it would seem he was
some sort of accountant who added up figures and/or analysed the revenue
Hope this helps
Linda & Tony
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From: "David Barnabas" <>
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2002 6:06 PM
Subject: [India-L] Computers in 1879??
> The following inscription is from a grave in a cemetery in Madurai. .
> M. Davanayaga Pillay
> Computer Revenue Survey
> Died 11 February 1879
> 34 Years.
> The inscription, on close examination, is found to be as old as other
> inscriptions at that cemetery. Would be interested in any insight on the
> 'Computer Revenue Survey'.
> Some graves in this cemetery was restored by BACSA.
> David Barnabas
> Bangalore, INDIA
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