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About Brains of Steel

Brains of Steel is the personal blog and online eyrie of David Caldwell

Why Brains of Steel?

In short Brains of Steel are computers.

‘Brains of Steel’ was the slogan of Brunsviga a manufacturer of mechanical calculators an antecedent of today’s computer who manufactured their ‘brains of steel’ between 1871 and 1969. 

I first saw one of these machines in the air science museum in Farnborough and it was like Charles Babbage had succeeded with the difference engine. It looked like it came from a quasi-steam punk era where computers existed but were made of shining metal gears and powered by clockwork. 

Bio

Born in 1973 in Merseyside UK and lives in Hook, Hampshire, He studied computer science at the Open University.

He likes to muck about with computers and web development .

He contributes to the following websites:

StreetList

Hook in Hampshire

Ex-Teenage Rebel

Flickr Photostream


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