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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The First Computer

This really isn't pop culture related. But this article in yesterday's Post was fascinating.

Archeologists found parts of a machine in a ship wreck off of Crete. The machine -- called the Antikythera Mechanism -- was built in roughly 100 B.C. It had more than 30 gears and was used to show how the sky would have looked on a given date. It was more complex than anything made for the next 1,000 years.

Mysteries abound: who made it? what happened to the technology? are there more like it?

I think the explanation is obvious: Rambaldi.


Blogger MrMotivation said...

No mystery really. It was an early Mirosoft/IBM product that was used primary for ship navigation. When it functioned correctly ships could avoid rocks and other hazards. Sadly of the 500 that were sold, none ever made it to another port. Atlantians bought heavily into this technology too. We are still sorting out what happened to them.

12/14/2006 8:00 AM  

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