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The Eureka, The 19th-Century Proto-Computer That Generated Latin Poetry

“In July 1845, British curiosity-seekers headed to London’s Egyptian Hall to try out the novelty of the summer. For the price of one shilling, they could stand in front of a wooden bureau, pull a lever, and look behind a panel where six drums, bristling with metal spokes, revolved. At the end of its ‘grinding,’ […]
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The Strange Victorian Computer That Generated Latin Verse

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Looking inside the Eureka machine. (Photo: © Alfred Gillett Trust) In July 1845, British curiosity-seekers headed to London’s Egyptian Hall to try out the novelty of the summer. For the price of one shilling, they could stand in fro...

The Strange Victorian Computer That Generated Latin Verse

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In July 1845, British curiosity-seekers headed to London's Egyptian Hall to try out the novelty of the summer. For the price of one shilling, they could stand in front of a wooden bureau and pull a lever.At the end of its 'grinding,...

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