John Graham-Cumming

The greatest machine that never was

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Computer science began in the '30s ... the 1830s. John Graham-Cumming tells the story of Charles Babbage's mechanical, steam-powered "analytical engine" and how Ada Lovelace, mathematician and daughter of Lord Byron, saw beyond its simple computational abilities to imagine the future of computers.

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John Graham-Cumming · Computer programmer

Computer programmer John Graham-Cumming keeps geek history alive by raising awareness for it's heroes and their inventions.

Computer programmer John Graham-Cumming keeps geek history alive by raising awareness for it's heroes and their inventions.