Questions on Campbell-Kelly and Aspray ch 1,3
1) 10-11 What was the class background of Babbage? How did his work as a student foreshadow his later work?
2) 9-10 What is meant by “table-making,” and how did this influence Babbage?
3) 11-13 What was the connection between computing and Adam Smith’s economics for Babbage?
4) 14-15 What were the challenges for Babbage in attempting the Difference Engine?
5) 53-54 What was the relation between the Difference Engine and the Analytic Engine?
6) 53-54 How did Ada Lovelace come into the scene?
7) 54-55 What were some of the predecessors for the functional concepts of the Analytic engine?
8) 56-57 What was Lovelace’s role and historic honors?
9) 58-59 How does the Babbage story end?