Re: [humanism-174] The worlds first computer - 150 b.c.e.

From: Mark R. O.
Sent on: Monday, September 28, 2009 10:49 AM
Is anyone familiar with the antikythera? 

          http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2008/12/2000-year-old-a/?npu=1&mbid=yhp

"In short, Antikythera’s user interface is deceptively simple, operated by a simple knob on the side. This conceals the intricacy within, amounting to a complex mathematical model, tracking the movements of planetary bodies and incorporating a series of submechanisms to account for the eccentricities of their rotation." 

M. Orel


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