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epithumia
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Posted on Friday, 10 July, 2009 - 09:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This may raise a smile:

An 6 page cartoon about Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8139075.stm

Which led to this site: http://2dgoggles.com/
"The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage"

There are entertaining cartoons, and I suspect some real historical information as well!

I love his subversion of Moore's law: every two years computers double in size! (Well, Isambard Kingdom Brunel is involved!)

Epi
If you need me, Neil and me will be hanging out with the Dream King. - Tori Amos
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magnum4
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Posted on Monday, 14 September, 2009 - 08:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice one Epi
Regards,
Jim
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epithumia
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Posted on Tuesday, 15 September, 2009 - 05:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That site inspired me to create this fake book cover:

http://www-cache.daz3d.com/sections/galleries/artwork/310/47847.jpg

Link to the containing Gallery (my image is on page 2)
http://www.daz3d.com/i/galleries/0?page=gal_cat&gal_cat=310&sec=2&_m=d

Epi

(Message edited by Epithumia on 15 September, 2009)
If you need me, Neil and me will be hanging out with the Dream King. - Tori Amos
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magnum4
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Posted on Tuesday, 15 September, 2009 - 08:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

|Impressive work
Regards,
Jim

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