It still surprises me that at each talk I deliver, people come up to me to tell me that they have either never heard of Babbage - or if they have didn't realize what a massive contribution he (not to mention Ada Byron) made to engineering and technological development. And not just here at home... Continue Reading →
Last night was the first in the season of talks on Charles Babbage. My deep thanks to all the members of the Crashbox and Classic Car Club who turned out to listen to my presentation about the brilliant, enigmatic and inventive Charles Babbage. Thanks you for welcoming me so warmly and responding with such interest... Continue Reading →
I am very excited to post here the newspaper article published in the Teignmouth Post - and I must say a huge thanks to John Ware... Click the image to read it in its own window.
In 1837 Charles Babbage was asked by Brunel to work with him on the Great Western Railway It was a family affair as his son was working for Brunel at this time. Brunel wanted ‘research into the safety and efficiency’ of the proposed G W R. Babbage was straight on with the job - so... Continue Reading →
PRESS RELEASE: Lucy is excited to announce that Charles Babbage from the Beginning is now published on SMASHWORDS! Activity has been frenzied with 20 downloads in the last two hours. Now you can download the ebook or buy the paperback edition from the following : Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lucysimister (ebook) Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/charles-babbage-from-the-beginning-lucy-may-simister/1122044648?ean=978151214919 7... Continue Reading →
‘Charles Babbage from the Beginning’ is a book in three parts. Firstly it traces his Devon ancestors, where they lived and who they were. Part two is about his own life story and his family life, and part three about what inspired him to develop the computer, his work with Ada and the engineering beginnings... Continue Reading →
These are exciting times we live in I think. Hands up all those who regularly moan about technology and about how at the most inopportune moment it decides to let us down and refuses to co-operate. OK, everybody who has ever used technology you can put your hands down now. I confess I am also... Continue Reading →