how to break up tasks in factories (an issue that had actually come up in connection with the human computation of mathematical tables)
Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace
Stephen Wolfram

This, and the part above about the usual practice for creating log tables, reminds me so much of Richard Feynman’s work at Los Alamos.

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