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In Making Money, Hammersmith Coot was employed at the Royal Bank of Ankh-Morpork as a clerk. He became famous in bank lore as the lowly clerk who stood up in front of a crowded banking hall and told Mavolio Bent that he was wrong and his figures didn't add up. For that bold move, he went down in banking circles as a legendary figure.

In pre-computer days, a Computer was the term for a human being who performed all the lowly and menial accounting tasks such as adding up pages upon pages of columns of numbers

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