Monday, June 19, 2006

A 2000 year old computer?

Rachel sent me a link to an article about an ancient device that might be one of the first computers.

Called an Antikythera Mechanism, the true nature of the artifact remains a mystery, but experts suggest that it may have been used to calculate the movements of the planets.

Like modern computers, it appears to have had lousy tech support.

There more on the Antikythera Mechanism over at Wikipedia.

Thanks to Rachel for the link.

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