Book - The Difference Engine

William Gibson & Bruce Sterling: The Difference Engine

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The Difference Engine
by William Gibson & Bruce Sterling

This is an excellent alternate history of the Victorian world if Charles Babbage had developed this thinking machine during the Industrial Revolution. So far its pretty interesting… more to come…

Actually, I didn’t like it. The end never really tied itself together. Who cares that Ada Byron figured out a programming error in the Babbage Engine? It wasn’t clear why this was a problem, or why then entire first vignette mattered to the story…