December 26 — Charles Babbage (1791-1871) Birthday

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Mathematician, philosopher, mechanical engineer — created the programmable, analytic computer.

Where would dull men be without their computers? We’d have to get out more. We wouldn’t be able stay home and enjoy, safely, the dull live. With computers, we can watch paint dry—digital paint (click here), we can watch tide (click here), we can watch grass grow (click here). We can hold our DMC meetings using Skype.

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