TgF schrijft dat de Babbage printer, 150 jaar geleden ontworpen door Babbage, de uitvinder van de computer, nu eindelijk klaar is. De printer heeft een verrassend klein formaat *kuch* en weegt maar 3 ton :
In a world fixated with time-to-market issues, it is refreshing to discover a newly launched printer that has been a mere 150 years in development.
The London Science Museum has completed a mechanical printer originally designed by Charles Babbage as an output device for his Difference Engine, widely regarded to be the first computer.
Although Babbage never completed the Difference Engine, largely due to the relatively unsophisticated engineering processes of the 19th Century, boffins at the museum successfully built one from his original drawings in 1991. Now the 2.5 ton monster printer is complete, navigation tables produced by the mechanical computer - no luggable itself, weighing in at 3 tons - can be automatically printed.
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