Romans and Computing

There’s an interesting post at Gizmodo that keeps popping up in my various feeds about the whether the ancient Romans were capable of building a digital computer … some interesting stuff and the author admits being a computer engineer and not a Roman historian. Still, he’s dying to experiment and throws down a challenge which some readers of rogueclassicism may want to take up:

… and in an interesting bit of synchronicity, a review from Aestimatio landed in my mailbox today of Ancient Computers: Part I. Rediscovery by Stephen Kent Stephenson …

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