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Finally the Greatest Machine that Never Was Will Be

John Graham-Cumming is spearheading an effort at the Science Museum in London to build an Analytical Engine. The Science Museum is where the Difference Engine No 2 was built. Graham-Cumming spoke at TED last March: The Greatest Machine that Never Was. It will be built first as a virtual machine in a computer simulation.

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  1. Breezy Carver Breezy Carver July 24, 2012

    Brilliant presentation .. thinking of the sounders alone ..too !!

    shuddered a bit . with  my own flash backs of .. “Punch cards” :the horrors of early computer science in college ..would the program work -huge stack of “punch cards”.. ect .. big smile @ Ada Lovelace being the first programmer ..  :)  Thank you for this delightful share !!!

  2. Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska July 26, 2012

    A complete virtual model for a very simple bacterium has been achieved, so this engine should not be a problem. Sorry to see they will not produce a physical one. As the kids these days might say “would that not kick copulating posterior, or what?”

      • Nathaniel Lorefield Nathaniel Lorefield July 26, 2012

        from what I understand they are building a physical one. They will just be building a virtual one first to make sure it all works as planned.

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