I remember that TV series well. It did stretch those connections a bit. Not to start a war or anything, but to be absolutely accurate, the weaving apparatus was programmable with a form of punch card but it did not "compute" anything. That was done by the "programmer" - puncher of the cards. One might infer that it was digitally controlled, and it was binary in nature. There were however ancient (well, very old) computers in use far earlier than the electronic revolution types. The fire control computers used to target torpedoes in WWII were definitely computers and definitely not digital.
Originally Posted by Jim68134