Credit: Kevin Ku:

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Verdens eldste teknologiselskaper

IDG NEWS: Et overraskende antall av dagens teknologiselskaper har røtter helt tilbake på 1800-tallet.

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When did the age of computing start? While the code-breaking Colossus was built in the 1940s, you could actually go back even further, to the mid-1800s and Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine. While it might not have been built in his lifetime, the Babbage Difference Engine was the first example of a computer.

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