a basic introduction
john napier (1550-1617) - logarithms.
More about napier's original logarithms
More about napier's bones - what were they & how were they used?
henry briggs (1561-1630) - logarithms.
More about logarithm tables and how they are used
wilhelm schickard's calculating clock
blaise pascal's pascaline
gottfried wilhelm leibnitz's stepped reckoner
de colmar's arithmometer - the first success
charles babbage (1791-1871)
charles babbage and table making
More about curve fitting and table calculations
More about babbage's difference engine - what was it supposed to do?
charles babbage - the difference engine
charles babbage - the analytical engine
charles babbage's legacy
george boole (1816-1864)
herman hollerith, punched cards and ibm
howard aiken - the automatic sequence controlled calculator (harvard mk i)
eniac - electronic numerical integrator and computer
More about atanasoff berry computer
john von neumann, e.d.v.a.c & the moore school lectures
More about memory
the manchester baby
More about manchester baby replica
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