The Celestial Computers of Ancient Greece
Evaggelos Vallianatos, Truthout: "The complex gearing of the Antikythera Mechanism shows a more precise picture of the level of Greco-Roman 'mechanical proficiency' than that coming out of the surviving textual evidence: this 'singular artifact,' he said of the Antikythera Mechanism, 'the oldest existing relic of scientific technology'... Yes, science from the Greeks is a straightforward highway to us. It materializes in technology like the one found in the lump of metal with gears. And that device, housed in a wooden case the size of a shoebox or dictionary, after a tortuous path, became Western technological culture."
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