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Example sentences from the Web for babbage
In 1821, Babbage had the idea for his first Difference Engine, the predecessor of the modern computer.
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.
Mr Babbage makes a very useless parade here of his calculating machine.
After dinner, Babbage, in his grimmest manner, thanked Carlyle for his very interesting lecture on silence.
Babbage was here for a day or two during the year before last.
In 1832 Mr. Babbage, in his work on the "Economy of Manufactures," suggested a new plan of conveying the mail.Coaching, with Anecdotes of the Road|William Pitt Lennox
But if these machines were ingenious, what shall we think of the calculating machine of Mr. Babbage?The Works of Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allan Poe