Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage (26/12/1791 - 18/10/1871) was an English mathematician and inventor. Charles Babbage is known for the design of the first mechanical difference engine, practically the first mechanical computer.

Charles Babbage quotes :

what about wrong figures?


On two occasions I have been asked [by members of parliament!], "Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?" I am not rightly able to apprehend the kind of confusion that could provoke such a question.

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