Babbage’s vaporware from 1840

I am utterly fascinated by how far back many of the antecedents of modern software go. For those who read on the history of computing, Babbage’s failure to realize all his dreams with regards to his efforts with early computers mean this software is hardly surprising. Gives one pause when considering the push for software demos and other pressures that still lead developers to producing vaporware.

Charles Babbage wrote a “cardboard vaporware” app in 1840 and left it in Turin

Source: Charles Babbage wrote a “cardboard vaporware” app in 1840 and left it in Turin / Boing Boing

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