Computer History

Who discover the computer?

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2015-04-22 12:12:13

Note: Only natural things can be "discovered". When humans make

things, they are "invented"


Charles Babbage FRS (26 December 1791 � 18 October 1871) was

an English mathematician, philosopher, mechanical engineer and

(proto-) computer scientist who originated 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. Built to tolerances achievable in the 19th

century, the finished engine indicated that Babbage's machine would

have worked. Nine years later, the Science Museum completed the

printer Babbage had designed for the difference engine; it featured

astonishing complexity for a 19th century device. This is cut and

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