A pretty cool comic about Charles Babbage and his Difference Engine

Today I ran across this great comic by Sydney Padua on the BBC News web site. In the 19th century, Charles Babbage invented the Difference Engine, a mechanical precursor of computers.

The difference engine was never completed during Babbage’s lifetime, but here is a link to a photo of one at the London Science Museum built recently.

AB — 9 July 2009

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