An early unit of computing power

As many forget, the earliest computers were human. And, more often than not, female. Thus, an early unit of computing power: one “kilogirl” was equivalent to a thousand hours of manual computing labour:

(HT @manjusrii, originally taken from Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire L. Evans)

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