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The Babbage Difference Engine in High Resolution Photography

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Babbage difference engine from 1824. First built in 1991. More at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlbQsKpq3Ak

Diesel Engine -invented by Rudolf Diesel in 1892. After this was invented, it showed that people could then use this engine in machinery to be powered by diesel instead of water.

Vannevar Bush fully envisioned the World Wide Web 50 years before it actually appeared. Like Babbage's Analytical Engine, it was never built. He called his "web browser" a Memex. The design used electrical wires and microfilm files filling a desk to create the equivalent experience of web surfing - in particular, "hyperlinking" one page of data to another. There are two screens, one for visual display of information, and another - a touch-sensitive pad - for writing and drawing.

Tech Time Warp of the Week: The World’s First Hard Drive, 1956

Tech Time Warp of the Week: The World’s First Hard Drive, 1956 | The RAMAC hard drive included 50 vertically stacked disks that spun at 1,200 RPM. Photo: Mark Richards/Computer History Museum. | WIRED.com