John Graham-Cumming: The greatest machine that never was

John Graham-Cumming: The greatest machine that never was
August 2, 2012 ted.com
The greatest machine that never was

Computer programmer John Graham-Cumming keeps geek history alive by raising awareness for it’s heroes and their inventions. In this revealing TED talk, he takes us back in history to the time when computer science first began – the 1830’s. He tells the story of Charles Babbage’s mechanical, steam-powered “analytical engine” and how Ada Lovelace, mathematician and daughter of Lord Byron, saw beyond its simple computational abilities to imagine the future of computers. In doing so, he divulges lesser-known information of the greatest machine that never was…

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