Wednesday, December 17, 2008

2000 year old computer lives again

A museum curator has built a replica of the Antikythera device, a mechanical computer built by the Greeks two thousand years ago to calculate movements of the known planets and other data.

blog post at Wired that explains the origins of the device

site about the a book on the device with video of the working replica

feature article at New Scientist on the device and how the ancient Greeks viewed technology

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