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Wow. They started writing it in 1885. What took them so damn long?

Could you please not post unsubstantive comments here?

Steam-powered brass analytical engines were very substantial. Or would have been. As it is, they were insubstantial: very virtual indeed.

That explains why they had to use a virtual machine, real life computing machines had not been invented yet.

Tell that to Ada Lovelace

They had some problems with the Delorean.

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