Bamboo computer

Dwight K. Elvey dwight.elvey at
Wed Mar 9 13:26:51 CST 2005

>From: "David H. Barr" <dhbarr at>
>On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 12:53:19 -0600, Jim Isbell, W5JAI
><jim.isbell at> 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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