Could the age of computers have begun in Victorian England?
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Fri Nov 2 13:14:46 CDT 2012
Babbage’s difference engine is interesting only in retrospect. The fly ball governor was a far more important British invention. It introduced the concept of negative feedback that revolutionized the thinking that went into Malthusian economics, Darwinian evolution and Maxwellian control theory.
From: Andre Kesteloot [mailto:andre.kesteloot at verizon.net]
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2012 1:42 PM
Subject: Could the age of computers have begun in Victorian England?
Could the age of computers have begun in Victorian England? <http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/10/31/could-age-computers-have-begun-in-victorian-england/> .
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