Video: A working Babbage difference engine

Here's a little something to take the edge off your Monday—a video of the a working Babbage Difference Engine. An extraordinary piece of computing history with a surprising feature set. Just be glad you don't have to support it—as it weighs five tons, includes hundreds of gears, and requires soft plaster trays for hardcopy backups.

Here's a little something to take the edge off your Monday—a video of the a working Babbage Difference Engine. An extraordinary piece of computing history with a surprising feature set. Just be glad you don't have to support it—as it weighs five tons, includes hundreds of gears, and requires soft plaster trays for hardcopy backups.