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