Bamboo computer

Pete Turnbull pete at dunnington.u-net.com
Thu Mar 10 03:28:54 CST 2005


On Mar 9 2005, 11:26, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Mar 2005, David H. Barr wrote:
>
> > 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?
>
> Yes.

The Difference Engine isn't, it's hand-cranked.  The Analytical Engine
would have been steam-driven.

-- 
Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York



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