So now and then I use the word "process", as in, say, It took him a day or two to process the event. And then I say, "No, that sounds computeresque; I need something else." But is it? I don't think so? People were processing fish and corn and wine grapes and iron ore and such, long before computers, right? The metaphor of taking raw materials and converting it to a finished product, and the metaphor of doing so with facts and one's brain, isn't modern, is it? Or is it?