Monday, June 3, 2013

The Greatest Machine That Never Was

I was invited to talk at TEDx Imperial College and gave a talk about Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine called The Greatest Machine That Never Was. Here's the video of that talk:

All the other talks are here


  1. Love the ZX81 reference! My first computer :)

  2. Could I please use one of your illustrations (the one showing arrays of numbered cogwheels) as a header for a short story I am writing for my blog. It is about an insurance company with a steam-driven analytical engine (steampunk meets insurance fraud). I will acknowledge the source and include a link to your blog.