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July 03, 2008

Neat: Charles Babbage's 1822 Design For World's First Computer Finally Built

Neat vid, with another Batman commercial, so what the hell. Click on it.

The man who convinced a museum to actually build the thing claims no deviations were needed from Babbage's plans; it worked as designed.

He says Babbage was famous for two things: Inventing the computer, and failing to actually build the thing. Woody Allen said 90% of success is just showing up; I guess the other 10% is follow-through.

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