Robert. 18. Student. Senior. Dreamer. Jersey. Colombia; Puerto Rico; Just My Thoughts.
Reblogged from plesnr
Visited the excellent Discovery Shed in Mona Vale today. They have lots of amazing artefacts from the history of computing.
They have a working (but incomplete) replica of part of Babbage’s difference engine that’s being built by Bob Moran. It replicates a smaller version of the engine that Babbage himself designed and built. I even got to crank the handle. I operated a working difference engine today!
They also have some early digital computers including a PDP-7 and a PDP-8 that’s being restored by Max Burnet. The inside of the PDP-8 in the last picture is what he has to work with. How it’s even possible to fix something like that I have no idea.
Those guys are awesome.
Reblogged from quality-architecture
Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place, Toronto - architect Santiago Calatrava
“…how important it is that architecture does not become a predator on the landscape, but rather gives dignity and human scale to its environment.” - Santiago Calatrava