Inspired in part by the power of industrial machinery, Babbage set about designing a steam-powered calculating machine.
Babbage never had the chance to complete his groundbreaking calculating machine.
Eventually, as Babbage's vision grew ever more expansive, the government invested over £17,000 ($28,000).
Babbage, Herschel, Whewell, and Jones set out on massive projects to collect and make sense of vast data sets.
And Babbage dreamed up a machine that could churn through and make sense of this information.
Maseres was, it is true, ninety-two at this time, but Babbage was thirty-one instead of twenty-nine.
From 1828 to 1839 Babbage was Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge.
The best-known of these theories is that of Babbage and Herschel.
In 1815, in February, Mr. Babbage began a course of lectures on Astronomy.
We went frequently to see Mr. Babbage while he was making his Calculating-machines.
British mathematician who is considered a pioneer of computer science. In 1837 Babbage described an idea for the analytical engine, a machine that could be programmed with punched cards to perform complex calculations. Although Babbage never finished building the analytical engine, his idea is recognized as the forerunner of the modern computer.