Computer Pioneers 2
Originally posted on WIBC.com on 08/24/2010:
Last weeks photo was of Charles Babbage (December 26 1791 – October 18 1871).
Charles Babbage was an English mathematician, analytical philosopher and (proto-) computer scientist who was the first person to come up with the idea of a programmable computer. Parts of his uncompleted mechanisms are on display in the London Science Museum. In 1991, working from Babbage’s original plans, a Difference Engine was completed, and functioned perfectly. They were built to tolerances achievable in the 19th century, indicating that Babbage’s machine would have worked.
Here’s a”Two for Tuesday”! Do you know who these guys are??