Oldest operational computer was Re: cctalk Digest, Vol 54, Issue23

Brent Hilpert hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Thu Feb 14 18:18:09 CST 2008

Jules Richardson wrote:
> woodelf wrote:
> > Why not just buy some Mechanno and join the rest of the crowd.
> > (Sorry no link)
> :-)
> I don't have a reference to the Meccano one, but the Lego flavour's here:
>    http://acarol.woz.org

These are great, but the lego one, at least, is a difference engine. The
analytical engine was far more sophisticated and far more capable
('programmable calculator'). I've seen pics of the meccano difference engine, I
don't recall having seen a meccano analytical engine.

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