THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An account by London Science Museum director Swade (Charles Babbage and His Calculating Machine, not reviewed) of the work and influence of 19th-century English mathematician and inventor who was the first to proclaim the need for computers and describe their basic features.Computing is not the same as calculating. Cumbersome mechanical calculators, capable of performing fairly impressive ... Read full review

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