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Facebook in 1984

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Penny Design imagines what Facebook would look running on a circa-1984 DOS machine:

I want to see what it looks like running on Babbage’s analytical engine.

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Plan 28: Project to build Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine — The greatest invention that never was — AKA the Steampunk’s Wetdream

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If life were fair, Charles Babbage’s name should be held high in the pantheon of inventors. Before Thomas Edison was even born the British mathematician had released a paper detailing the schematics for a machine that could have dramatically changed the world — the computer. But Babbage’s machine — powered by steam and programmed by punch cards — was never completed.

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