How To Become An Effective Calculator

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Welcome back to my blog! Since the last time I had blogged, I made a reading goal for me to achieve on a weekly basis. This goal of mine will challenge me as a reader much more than I have ever done in my past English classes. My goal for this semester is to finish a book every two weeks or read about 150 pages a week. I have read one full book last week, which was The Private Investigators ' Handbook, and it was quite an interesting read about the life of an investigator with all their gadgets and how they retrieve information for their clients. I am about to complete my goal this weekend when I finish the book I 'm currently reading with more than half of the book done. The book I 'm currently reading is Forbes Greatest Technology Stories. …show more content…
Atanasoff is known as the father of the computers because of his method of computing that was far beyond the capabilities of computers during his time. He didn 't conjure up this new method overnight; he spent countless nights driving around his town thinking of ways to move himself up in the academic world. To be a successful inventor, people must envision the future with creativity, and Atanasoff dreamt of a more efficient calculator for his students and the science faculties. A multitude of challenges faced Atanasoff when he was creating his dream calculator. It was the Great Depression, and every American was scared to do anything and conformed into fear. During this time, he had set out to create a digital method to compute data by remembering binary numbers from his mother 's teachings. Although he was able to make his method compatible, he was restricted in his resources and was unable to produce a prototype. He ventured out and requested for patronage, but little luck struck as many "were dissuaded by other professors who thought it was a waste of time and resources" (18). Years later, Atanasoff was still intrigued with his calculator …show more content…
One of the most important points the video mentioned was that creativity fuels our drive to success, and logic can only get you so far. With imagination being limitless, people need to stop thinking narrowly and must open up to endless possibilities even when it seems illogical. You must have an intention before you set yourself out in the world as this is the foundation of your success. The hardest part of the journey to success, like the inventors mentioned in my book, was the will to persist. The video made a good point that when people reached a blockade they don 't understand they become terrified of it, and they feel like their vision is not their destiny. This is the line that divides people from success. To accept the reality is to accept that the world is unchangeable, and you are incapable of reshaping the world. In fact, it is not the world that changes you; it is what you change in the world so it can be

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