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A question about Charles Babbage.

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:03 pm    Post subject: A question about Charles Babbage. Reply with quote

There is to be a play next Sunday on Radio 3 about Charles Babbage

In the synopsis it says .....

The truly extraordinary story of Charles Babbage, a forgotten genius. One of the great scientific brains of the nineteenth century, he first conceived the computer but died a despised failure. A new play by David Pownall.
Although most people today rely on their computers, few will have little knowledge of Babbage.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b02x939n

I'm sure there used to be a quiz programme, I think it was, on TV where Babbage's name was frequently mentioned as being the father of computers ...I think the programme had a great big computer...(could be wrong there Very Happy ) can't for the life of me remember what the programme was though.

Anyone else remember?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

Thanks,Raver ...or should that be Mr Welch Wink

I was beginning to think I'd dreamt it!

I haven't watched it for ages so my memory of it must come from the time when Bob Monkhouse was the host.
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Shaky Fan



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was back in the Monkhouse days - Mr Babbage was the name Bob gave to the giant computer screen used in the show.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another one with a good memory ...thanks Shaky!
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