Sunday, December 05, 2010

Victorian Steam-Punk Computer in Action: Charles Babbage Difference Engine | Drake Martinet | Voices | AllThingsD

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After All Things Digital finished up a recent tour of the not-yet-reopened Computer History Museum, conducted by Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak, one of the curators offered a special treat for a few of the geekiest reporters in attendance.

That meant the cult-legendary Babbage Difference Engine, a Hummer-size calculator originally designed by Charles Babbage in 1847 and later built from the original plans by the Science Museum in London in 2008.

Victorian Steam-Punk Computer in Action: Charles Babbage Difference Engine | Drake Martinet | Voices | AllThingsD

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