Daily Illuminator

February 8, 2009: Illuminated Site of the Week: You Thought Magnetic Tape Was Slow

Illuminated Site of the Week:

Michael Wright, a former curator at the Science Museum in London and now at Imperial College, has built a replica of the Antikythera mechanism. (Remember it? We mentioned it in the January 5th, 2007 Site of the Week about two years ago. Do not be alarmed.) And he cranked it up and turned it on. And it works. No word yet on when we can expect it to achieve sentience and subvert mankind. But it's coming. Wired has the story.
-- Suggested by legere


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