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RE: [Something] Charles Babbage's Difference Engine gets built

  • From"Ryan Hackel" <deeplogic@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 23 Apr 2008 07:58:47 -0400 (EDT)

Anybody who is interested in Babbage's engines should check out Doron Swade's book on Babbage's life and the 1986-1991 modern rebuild of the difference engine, if they haven't done so already.  It's definitely a "gee whiz" can't-help-but-blab-about-it-to-everyone-in-earshot book.



 --- On Tue 04/22, Benjamin Kleber < benjamin.kleber@xxxxxxxxx > wrote:
From: Benjamin Kleber [mailto: benjamin.kleber@xxxxxxxxx]
To: something@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 13:32:29 -0400
Subject: [Something] Charles Babbage's Difference Engine gets built

http://www.news.com/8301-13772_3-9915667-52.htmlVery cool - some folks went about building Babbage's DifferenceEngine, a mechanical hand-cranked computer capable of solvingpolynomial functions.Benjamin_______________________________________________Something mailing listSomething@lists.looneylabs.comhttp://lists.looneylabs.com/mailman/listinfo/something

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