There are some odd moments in the book when we get the sense of calculated address
to a foreign audience (the explanation of Civil Service exams, for example, would hardly be necessary for an Indian readership, and there is an adjective-laden travelogue of a journey to the Himalayas).
The symbols were translated into binary by a program called an assembler, which also calculated addresses
. This was the first of many instances in which the computer was recruited to help with its own programming.