Charles Babbage Quote
“The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person.”
Reflections on the Decline of Science in England: And on Some of Its Causes, by Charles Babbage (1830). To which is Added On the Alleged Decline of Science in England, by a Foreigner (Gerard Moll) with a Foreword by Michael Faraday (1831). (1830 edition)
The Man of the World (1781), Act i. Sc. 2. Compare: Every fat must stand upon his bottom, John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, Part i.
Love à la Mode act 2, sc. 1 (1759)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsCharles Babbage
Born: December 26, 1791
Died: October 18, 1871 (aged 79)
Bio: Charles Babbage, FRS was an English mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer. Considered a father of the computer, Babbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex designs.
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