Some interesting stuff (computers and space exploration)
Ever since I saw pictures of the Apollo Guidance Computer‘s interface in an encyclopedia in the 1970s, I’ve been wanting to own one (right, as if!). Well, it seems I’m not the only one. John Pultorak of NASA’s Office of Logic Design built his own working replica ot the AGS in his basement, with vintage electronics parts.
And there are two books that cover this topic quite nicely:
Another computer which I would like to own! This ancient astronomical calculator is the only unit known of its kind.
Website dedicated to research about the mechanism: The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project