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Author Topic: Greek computer rebuilt  (Read 2342 times)


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Greek computer rebuilt
« on: December 19, 2008, 06:46 PM »
They say life was better in past times, and for computers this is true, as they were used for something useful instead of surfing for pr0n. Michael Wright, a former curator of the Science Museum in London, rebuilt a 2,000 year old Greek machine that can be considered as the world's first computer. Called Antikythera, the machine was used to track the movements of the planets known to humankind back then.

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There is also a video showing how it works.

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Re: Greek computer rebuilt
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008, 01:48 AM »
Great article, Lashiec!  :Thmbsup:

I wonder if anyone can build a replica too. If so, *someone* will do it  :-\

... and I'd be first in line to buy one!  :-[

... but they'd probably be more expensive than an SSD drive  :(
I'll have what she's having