And the wheels keep turning
From water wheels to steam engines, to the taming of electricity, join us for another instalment in our episodes about where computers came from.
Here’s something on Francis Bacon’s binary code.
Here’s a little about Otto von Guericke, the inventor of the air pump, and a generator for static electricity.
Here’s an article about pumps.
Here’s an article about the early history of the steam engine.
Here’s a biography of James Watt, who turned the condensing steam engine into the new workhorse of the industrial revolution.
And here’s an article on the industrial revolution.