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Dec 272013
 

Top Ten Famous Charles Babbage Quotes

Charles Babbage was a philosopher, mathematician, mechanical engineer and inventor. Charles Babbage invented Analytical Engine, which had some of the characteristics of today’s computers. Because of that Charles Babbage is referred to as “father of computer.” Charles Babbage was born on 26th December 1791 in London, England. Let’s remember Charles Babbage’s birthday with Top Ten Famous Charles Babbage Quotes.

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Top Ten Famous Charles Babbage Quotes

1. The whole of arithmetic now appeared within the grasp of mechanism.
Charles Babbage

2. At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labour becomes abridged.
Charles Babbage

3. If we look at the fact, we shall find that the great inventions of the age are not, with us at least, always produced in universities.
Charles Babbage

4. Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed.
Charles Babbage

5. Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.
Charles Babbage

6. There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher, as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms he may think undeservedly severe.
Charles Babbage

7. I find no flaw in your reasoning about the Analytical Engine; I admire it; but you are aware that it rests entirely on the hypothesis that I care for the ‘whole human race’.
Charles Babbage

8. In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein, and given over a hopeless race.
Charles Babbage

9. Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall.
Charles Babbage

10. On two occasions I have been asked, “Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?” I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
Charles Babbage

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