Charles Babbage: Pioneer of the Computer

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Oxford University Press, 1982 - Babbage Charles - 287 pages
Charles Babbage was known in nineteenth century London as a leading social figure, philosopher, and militant reformer, but he is mainly remembered today as the great pioneer of the computer. Babbage also pioneered machine tools, light-houses, codes, stage lighting, the opthalmoscope, postal services and operations research, in which he conducted a unquie study of Brunel's Great Western Railway.

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