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#Techspiration - Charles Babbage

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This month's #techspiration is the British polymath Charles Babbage - a world renowned mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer. His work on the "Difference Engine" is credited as precursor to our modern computers which is why he is often referred to as the "father of the computer".

Charles Babbage

Background

What makes him great?

Charles Babbage was a real prodigy. He was not just interested in mathematics but also an inventor, philosopher and even a political economist. His genius paved the way for modern computing and we owe a significant amount to his work.

Why she’s a ‘techspiration’ to Claritas

He is a true techspiration to us because he was always pushing the boundaries and ruthlessly seeking his end goal, even through a significant amount of personal heartache and financial constraints, he worked tirelessly to achieve greatness.

Our favourite quote

As soon as an Analytical Engine exists, it will necessarily guide the future course of science.

Charles Babbage