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Date: 11/07/13 08:31 AM

10 Responses to 240 Year Old 6,000-Part Automaton

  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 8:32 am
    Link: 240 Year Old 6,000-Part Automaton - Programmable 6,000-Part Drawing Boy Automata is Arguably the First Computer
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7740 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 8:46 am
    Incredible. In many ways there is more work gone into this than a modern computer.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 9:39 am

    A consummate craftsman thinks aesthetically as well as practically. In addition to the automaton`s writing skills, there is natural head and eye movement, making it seem like more than a machine. Amazing.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4855 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 10:43 am
    As per Jake and drawman amazing and incredible. Not a computer, though, since no actual computation is being done. More accurately, I think, is that it`s magnificently artistic printer.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 11:39 am
    There was one clock maker with a lot of time on his hands.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    I could tell this guy was British with the sound off......
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    Wayoldman Male 50-59
    72 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    Data and Lore`s ancestor. LOL
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7740 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm
    McG- lmao, why? Your comment amused me.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3284 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    does not compute
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14625 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm
    Homeostasis?

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