building bones and binary
We rewind slightly to cover the beginnings of automated logic. Then we have a look-see at the mechanical calculators of the 17th century, and the people who made it happen. Along the way, we find the birth of binary.
Here’s an article on the giant water clock built in china to track the motions of the heavens.
Here’s a little something on the development of the pendulum clock.
Here’s a bit about Ramon Llull.
Here’s an article about the contribution of Leibniz to what would eventually become computer science.
And here’s a translation of one of the papers Leibniz wrote on binary, unfortunately not the one with his marbles.