Charles Babbage comic


9 Responses to “Charles Babbage comic”

  1. Timothy Hutton says:

    Reminds me of the old Radio Shack Comic book “The Story of Electronics” that they used to give out (back in the ’70s, IIRC)…

    (Sorry, I couldn’t find a link to share)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Doron Swade’s “The Difference Engine” (UK title “The Cogwheel Brain) is an excellent read, about the Babbage’s plans and the modern attempt to build a portion of the Analytical Engine.

    Though, for humor I’d suggest Arthur C. Clarke’s steampunky story “The Steam-powered Word Processor”.


  3. Anonymous says:

    Great little series, it is definitely worth following the progress of this thing.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Charles Babbage, he hated musicians.

  5. Cowtown2 says:

    Bah! Everybody knows that Charles Babbage is really famous for inventing the classier of the two computer game stores at the mall.

  6. Anonymous says:

    And if you liked that you should check out the continuing story on the artists own site at

    Definitely one of my favourite websites.

  7. Anonymous says:

    But the Ada Lovelace meets Babbage piece is so much better! Love it!

  8. Diamond Jim says:

    Cool, but what I’d really like to see illustrated is the meeting between Babbage and C.L. Dodgson. Dodgson wanted a Difference Engine; Babbage politely informed him that none were available, and otherwise, just as one would expect, they got on famously.

  9. hijukal says:

    Hang on, so Sydney is from the UK, and the BBC is in the UK. So why does the second panel there say “unrealized” and not “unrealised”?

    I know it’s a small, petty point, but c’mon!

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