Sunday, November 21, 2004

Quotation of the day for November 21, 2004

"On two occasions, I have been asked [by members of Parliament],
'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures,
will the right answers come out?' I am not able to rightly
apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such
a question."

- Charles Babbage, computing pioneer.


Submitted by: dglenn
Nov. 8, 2004