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In the 1840s Charles Babbage proposed, but never built, an entirely mechanical, Turing-complete computer that he called the Analytical Engine. The designs were sufficiently complete that Ada, Countess of Lovelace (among others), was able to design 'programs' for it; this also means that we can model its behaviour with a reasonable degree of accuracy. This talk describes some of the architectural features of the machine. Together with John, you will also model its behaviour in F# to the point where you can run some simple programs on the virtual machine.
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John has been a software developer for longer than he cares to remember. He learned to program on a Commodore PET back in the 1970s. 2019.