from the next-we'll-be-using-mayan-farming-techniques dept.
vivekg writes "Leonardo da Vinci probably never thought he had the proverbial Holy Grail to a revolution in heart surgery. Almost 500 years after da Vinci's death, intricate diagrams of the human heart made by him have inspired a British surgeon to pioneer a new way to repair damaged hearts."
They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant
job that has so far been given to them.