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Project to build the Analytical Engine, a Victorian-era computer that could run real programs.

Project to build the Analytical Engine, a Victorian-era computer that could run real programs.

In 1842 a death mask was found in a ragpicker’s shop in Darmstadt, Germany, that is 99.9% certain to be that of  William Shakespeare. The mask, bearing the date of 1616 (Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616), features the writer’s high forehead, prominent nose and beard. Engineers at Konica Minolta Europe scanned the death mask with lasers to construct a 3D computer model. After superimposing the model with the death mask, perfect matches were revealed between forehead, eyes & nose.

In 1842 a death mask was found in a ragpicker’s shop in Darmstadt, Germany that is certain to be that of William Shakespeare’s. The mask, bearing the date of 1616 (Shakespeare died on April , features the writer’s high forehead, prominent nose and beard.

Have an iPad or other tablet? Learn how to use it for genealogy in this workshop.

From the publishers of Family Tree Magazine, Family Tree University is the premier site for online genealogy courses that teach you how to trace your ancestors.

Bookmarks before browsers These four medieval bookmarks are 500-700 years old, yet they are smarter than what we use for our modern books - or even in our web browsers. Some just help you find your way back to a certain page, but others do so much more: they mark text column and line, in addition to the page. The lower one, for example, is like a computer that you program. Sliding it up and down, and turning its disk, means you will find your way back to a very specific place: the very line…

Register bookmark with adjustable dial set between column II and III (i. B verso and col. A recto[not pictured]). Harvard University, Houghton MS Typ c.

Volvelles (think "early analog computers made of rotating paper parts") most often were found in books on astronomy (the volvelle depicted below is from Astronomicum Caesareum by Petrus Apianus, 1540):

Movable Books and The Private Library (Part I)

Volvelles (think "early analog computers made of rotating paper parts") most often were found in books on astronomy (the volvelle depicted is from Astronomicum Caesareum by Petrus Apianus,

Library of Congress National Jukebox website: Listen to the music your ancestors loved.

National Jukebox - historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress.

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The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

Steve Jobs : The Exclusive Biography (Walter Isaacson) pe OKIAN. Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two

Cosa troverete: la chioma fluente di David Bowie; Andy Warhol che utilizza un computer dell’anteguerra per creare un ritratto digitale di Debbie Harry; lo sguardo torvo di Andre the Giant; El…

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New tests confirm that Ludwig van Beethoven suffered from lead poisoning. The legendary composer, who experienced decades of illness that left him in misery for most of his life, died in 1827.  "There are many possibilities," says Bill Walsh, who headed a team that studied Beethoven's hair samples and fragments from his skull at the Department of Energy laboratory in Argonne, Ill. The composer was a wine lover, and wine at the time was known to contain high lead levels.

Beethoven Suffered from Lead Poisoning

By testing a sample of his hair, scientists were able to determine that Beethoven suffered from lead poisoning. NPR has the story.

How would you like to work on this bad mamma-jamma? Lewis Carroll's type writer from 1888.

The James Hammond typewriter owned by Lewis Carroll that sold for at Gildings.

Victorian Hart's Mercantile Computing Machine  Patented 1878

The Museum promotes research on the evolution of early office technology based on original documents and artifacts and disseminates information about the history of office equipment

LifeStyle Lite Hand Gripper  Best Hand Exerciser Grip Strengthener Adjustable Resistance Range 22 to 88 Lbs for Increasing Hand Wrist Finger Forearm Strength

LifeStyle Lite Hand Gripper - Hand Exerciser Grip Strengthener Adjustable Resistance Range 22 to 88 Lbs for Increasing Hand Wrist Finger Forearm Strength helps with arthritis hand therapy

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