There are not too many times when one gets to connect the former Hollywood action hero and current Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, with the shrine to geekdom that is the UK Museum of Computing. So when one comes up you really do have to grab it and run. The connection being a famous Schwarzenegger quote. No, not "Gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman" or even "It's simple, if it jiggles, it's fat." I was thinking more of that classic Terminator line "I'll be back." It was a little under a year ago …

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Rather aptly located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the [URL="http://www.computerhistory.org"]Computer History Museum[/URL] will open its doors to the Charles Babbage Difference Engine Number 2 on May 10th. One of only two such working devices in existence, the first being housed within the Science Museum in London, the Babbage Engine holds a priveleged position as being the first truly automatic computing engine design in the world. [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Babbage"]Babbage (1791-1871)[/URL] himself failed to build a complete working model of his design, through a lack of money and the sheer scope of the project, hardly surprising when we are talking about Victorian times …

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