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News - January 29, 2016

Computer Museum bids farewell to Babbage engine

Hulking proto-computer headed for private display Seattle

by Mark Noack

The Mountain View Computer History Museum is saying goodbye to one of its most unique exhibits, if not also its most priceless. However this computer might seem an awkward technological marvel — it doesn't run on electricity; it weighs upward of 5 tons, and its total memory is far short of a single kilobyte.

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