Dwight K. Elvey
dwight.elvey at amd.com
Wed Mar 9 13:26:51 CST 2005
>From: "David H. Barr" <dhbarr at gmail.com>
>On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 12:53:19 -0600, Jim Isbell, W5JAI
><jim.isbell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> At that point I began wondeering about a steam powered computer.
>> Actualy I guess this laptop is actually a steam powered computer by
>> that historians definition. BUT..what about a steam powered computer
>> using steam valves and pistons. That could give you great gain!!!
>Wasn't Babbage's original design to be steam powered?
I think he means that the individual logic elements are
steam driven. Not just a mechanical machine connedted
to a steam engine.
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