the Antikythera mechanism
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Fri Feb 29 12:29:49 CST 2008
> Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:14:16 -0700
> From: bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
> Subject: Re: the Antikythera mechanism
> Greg N Shari (GMail) wrote:
> > New information about the workings of the Antikythera mechanism.
> > I do believe it counts as vintage enough. LOL
> > http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2006/nov/30/uknews
> I still think it counts as a clock. Now if we had new news on
> "Leonardo da Vinci’s adding machine" I would like hear it.
The differential gear train that subtracts the revolutions of the sun, and correctly computes the synodic month of 29 1/2 AND exactly duplicates the 19 year pattern of equinox and moon phases counts as computing.
Read up on Derek De Solla Price.
> > Greg
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