[geeks] Difference Engine at the Computer History Museum
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Thu Apr 10 10:38:29 CDT 2008
>From: Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at gmail.com>
>Date: 2008/04/10 Thu AM 09:26:56 CDT
>To: The Geeks List <geeks at sunhelp.org>
>Cc: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [geeks] Difference Engine at the Computer History Museum
>Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> Courtesy of nathan Myrhvold, a full-scale working model of Charles
>> Babbage's Difference Engine will be on display at the Computer History
>> Museum in Mountain View for six months beginning May 1. The machine was
>> constructed to special order for Myhrvold by the Science Museum in
>> Kensington, London.
Seriously, IIRC Mr. Babbage never finished his design, so Nathan & Co. are really to be commended, because they also had to debug it...
Now, is this machine "Vista Capable"? ;^)
Personally, I'm still on the fence regarding the Micro-KIM mentioned yesterday... I want it, but it really would be a shelf queen...
Maybe after TCF, when I am flush with money from a few select items.
BTW, anyone "local" looking for a Mac G4, 400 MHz? I've got a couple to shed and I thought I'd offer here first.
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