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Cranking Up Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine

Comments   0   Date Arrow  December 10, 2023 at 5:29pm   User  by Mark Willis

Some years back when I read The Difference Engine, the “alternate history” novel by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, I thought Charles Babbage was just a fanciful blip in the authors’ metaverse. Later I learned that Babbage was the real deal, an iconoclastic prophet of modern computer science. The novel’s computing machine chugged and clanked [...]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address

Comments   0   Date Arrow  January 20, 2023 at 7:50am   User  by Mark Willis

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address: Part 1 | Part 2
On March 4, 1933, FDR delivered one of the most quoted affirmations in the history of American political rhetoric:
This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. [...]

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