[geeks] Difference Engine at the Computer History Museum
m_thompson at conversent.net
Thu Apr 10 18:31:29 CDT 2008
>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
I visited the Science Museum in London when they build the first one.
It was right in the lobby by the main entrance. Even though there was
a sign that said not to talk to the builders, I had a nice
conversation with them. They were convinced that Babbage could have
built the machine if he had access to better machine tools.
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