[LINK] Contribs Sought to Build Babbage's Analytical Engine

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Nov 2 09:39:51 AEDT 2010

Roger Clarke wrote:
> Longtime link subscriber Ann Moffat ...
> the uk is trying to raise enough money to ... build the Analytical Engine and donate it to a museum in Great 
> Britain for public display. ...

Perhaps the Greek government would pay for the Analytical Engine, if it
was displayed in the space left by the British Museum returning
the Parthenon (Elgin) Marbles to Athens:

The Acropolis Museum was built to house the marbles at a cost of
$US200M, so a few million more to get the exhibit to the museum would
be worth it: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acropolis_Museum>.

The Greek government could donate a replica Antikythera mechanism as
well, to show they had calculating machines first: 
<http://blog.tomw.net.au/2008/10/antikythera-mechanism.html>. ;-)

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