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Submission + - Reality for the Analytical Engine? (

Rambo Tribble writes: In 1837, Charles Babbage proposed what many consider the first true antecedent to the modern-day computer, his "Analytical Engine". Now, as the BBC reports, a campaign is nearing the dream of building a working model of Babbage's dream.

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