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1. Charles Babbage ko gussa kyo atha hain? (Why does Charles get angry?)

Charles Babbage was famous for his fiery temper and was known to take offense for the slightest slight. (He once wanted to ban the street musicians outside his house.) In this piece, I would like to explore some anecdotal reasons for part of his frustrations: Charles Babbage had this idea of a computing machine. He had embarked on constructing two such machines using mechanical parts. First the "difference engine" and later on the "analytical engine". He was a perfectionist and wanted his workers to follow his instructions exactly. So, I can imagine him hovering around the machine as it is being made with the detailed drawing in his hands and his workers attempting to work the way he had instructed. …

Author: anyarchitectanyarchitect
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Last edited on: 02 Sep 2008 12:48

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