Monday, June 07, 2010

Another Age

Babbage Difference EngineAnother age must be the judge.

-- Charles Babbage, realizing the technology did not exist to construct his "difference engine", 1837; a full-size implementation exists at the Mountain View, CA Computer History Museum (CHM), where this quote is displayed. The same can be said of the PLATO computer project, which was celebrated in the PLATO@50 conference at the CHM, 2-3 June 2010

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