[geeks] Difference Engine at the Computer History Museum

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
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:
>> http://www.news.com/8301-13772_3-9915667-52.html
>> 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.

Road trip!

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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