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Milestone-Proposal:The Abacus
Milestone Buildings Exist Yes
Milestone Plaque Mounting Details It is expected that the plaque location will be the square outside front door of the ICT building.
Milestone Present Site Owner Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Milestone Site Access Details The plaque will be very near the front door of ICT building, and there are 24-hour security guards. Anybody could visit the plaque at anytime without the need to make an appointment.
Milestone Site Description The building belongs to the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Milestone Site Owner Approval Yes  +
Milestone proposal submitted false  +
Proposed Milestone IEEE Section Beijing  +
Proposed Milestone Location 6 Kexueyuan Nan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China 100190
Proposed Milestone Name Chinese Improvements to the Abacus, before 570 C.E.  +
Proposed Milestone Plaque Citation The abacus, which was already used in Chin The abacus, which was already used in China by 570 C.E., is one of the earliest calculating mechanisms known. A typical Chinese abacus is constructed as a bamboo frame with beads sliding on rods. An abacus helps people keep track of numbers as they calculate, and it was an early step towards the design of automatic calculators. wards the design of automatic calculators.
Proposed Milestone Year before 570 C.E.  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 4 May 2014 06:51:33  +
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