Babbage's Difference Engine

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The director of the Computer Science Museum’s Babbage Project demonstrates how Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine #2 works. While Babbage himself was not able to build the machine in his lifetime, a modern builder created it according to Babbage’s instructions. Through this creation, computer scientists have been able to prove that the Difference Engine works exactly as Babbage intended!


WIRED. (2008, May 2). Babbage’s Difference Engine No. 2 [Video]. YouTube.