Startup

Startup: And What Have You Accomplished Today?

A computer. Made of Lego. And you were proud of your little "house".

On yesterday’s date, in 1902, Greek divers recovered the Antikythera Mechanism, the world’s oldest known analog computer. We’ve touched on this amazing discovery before, but we hadn’t seen the recent extension of the research that we stumbled upon yesterday.

Andrew Carol, who is a mild-mannered Apple software engineer by day, Lego-engineering superhero by night, has taken the concept of playing with toys to an entirely new level.

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Technostalgia

No, This is the First Computer

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This is the Antikythera Mechansim. And it just may be the first computer, unlike that other first computer. The Antikythera Mechanism is a computer that would calculate astronomical positions. It was first discovered in a shipwreck near the Antikythera islands of Greece in 1900. Even Jacques Cousteau went to this ship wreck looking for more pieces of this fascinating discovery. Continue reading No, This is the First Computer

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