Computer hasn’t always been this thing that has changed our lives dramatically. Up till 50 years ago, computer was someone who would “compute things” – Yes, a computer used to be a person. Computer’s job was a clerical job. It required simple calculations and some clerical work.
A computer was normally a young woman. They were only allowed to copy and calculate. They couldn’t deviate from the process in any way. There were even diplomas that taught young women how to compute.
Needless to say that job doesn’t exist anymore. Human computers have been replaced by digital computers.
(If you are thinking someday humans may become obsolete and computers would take over, you are not alone!)