Tue 26 Feb 2013
In the second century BCE, the Greeks invented the world’s first computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism. This celestial machine predicted the eclipses of the sun and the moon and, in general, connected the social and divine worlds of the Greeks. The computer mirrored Greek advances in mathematics, engineering and astronomy.
This is my first scholarly article on this modern-like machine.LEON4503_pp250-258