Charles Babbage’s difference Engines and Analytical Engines embody just about every logical principle of the modern digital computer. This presentation surveys Babbage’s life and work as the first computer pioneer – his motives for designing the engines, his expectations of them, their remarkable capabilities, and the dismal fate of his failed attempts to build them. Was he an impractical dreamer or was his vision of automatic computation realistically rooted in the mechanical realities of 19th-century technology?
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