Wednesday, January 14, 2004
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Gav: Okay, Danny... As much as I hate to encourage you, what IS this thing?
Danny: It would appear to be a portion of Babbage's Difference Engine, a mechanical, programmable, digital calculating machine -- invented, but not completed, over one hundred years before the electronic computer.
[[King Luca and Gav look at each other for a beat]]
[[Gav hugs the Babbage Difference Engine]]
Gav: Teri! You came!
King Luca: Decent costume!
Danny: Feh. Babbage's ANALYTICAL Engine would have been more appropriate.