Learning from the World’s Oldest Calculator

(Discover Blogs::The Crux) – Mike Edmunds:

The Antikythera mechanism has been established as the first known astronomical calendar, a complex system which can track and predict the cycles of the solar system. Technically, it is a sophisticated mechanical “calculator” rather than a true “computer”, since it cannot be reprogrammed, but nonetheless an impressive artifact. …

crux 2016/07/21 oldest-calculator

Antikythera mechanism

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