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Tales of New Babbage By The Citizens of New Babbage
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One one level, of course, New Babbage is a series of magnetic impulses imprinted on a set of disks in a nameless data center, running Linden Labs’ Second Life protocol. But that’s just... More > the physics of it. To say that New Babbage is ‘just’ a computer-generated environment would be like saying that Paris is ‘just’ stone and plaster. The City of New Babbage is a consensual hallucination of a Victorian-era steampunk city in a time that never was. It’s filled with airships, clockwork devices, submersibles, evil geniuses, street urchins, and the collective activities and imaginations of hundreds of people from all over the world. And they make it as real as Leeds or Pittsburgh or Warsaw. These are their stories.< Less
Tales of New Babbage By Citizens of New Babbage
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One one level, of course, New Babbage is a series of magnetic impulses imprinted on a set of disks in a nameless data center, running Linden Labs’ Second Life protocol. But that’s just... More > the physics of it. To say that New Babbage is ‘just’ a computer-generated environment would be like saying that Paris is ‘just’ stone and plaster. The City of New Babbage is a consensual hallucination of a Victorian-era steampunk city in a time that never was. It’s filled with airships, clockwork devices, submersibles, evil geniuses, street urchins, and the collective activities and imaginations of hundreds of people from all over the world. And they make it as real as Leeds or Pittsburgh or Warsaw. These are their stories.< Less
Tales of New Babbage, Volume 2 By Citizens of New Babbage
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Welcome to New Babbage, a consensual hallucination of a Victorian-era steampunk city in a time that never was. Unlike most cities of the imagination, New Babbage exists within the virtual world of... More > Second Life. People “go” there on a daily basis to live out parallel lives as evil geniuses, swashbuckling airship pilots, clever street urchins and builders of wondrous machines. The citizens of New Babbage also tell stories. In fact, storytelling amounts to a national pasttime in our sooty cobbled streets. With this volume, the effort to bring together the ever-changing swirl of tales that is New Babbage continues.< Less
Tales of New Babbage, Volume 2 By Citizens of New Babbage
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Welcome to New Babbage, a consensual hallucination of a Victorian-era steampunk city in a time that never was. Unlike most cities of the imagination, New Babbage exists within the virtual world of... More > Second Life. People “go” there on a daily basis to live out parallel lives as evil geniuses, swashbuckling airship pilots, clever street urchins and builders of wondrous machines. The citizens of New Babbage also tell stories. In fact, storytelling amounts to a national pasttime in our sooty cobbled streets. With this volume, the effort to bring together the ever-changing swirl of tales that is New Babbage continues.< Less
Fifty Years in Information Systems By Garth Lambert
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In 1951 I got a job operating IBM equipment. Fifty years later, I was still working in Information Systems. By this time, I had been made I.S. Director, and had planned and installed six new computer... More > sites, including the first in-house, online IBM teller system in the city of Chicago, followed by the first Point of Sale system in Jewel Supermarkets. If anyone wonders where Information Systems originated, or how it evolved, or why it has endured so long, they'll find the answers here. From its start with Jacquard's automated loom in 1820, then Charles Babbage's analytical engine, George Boole's logic, and Herman Hollerith's Census Tabulator in 1880, I describe the emergence of punched card equipment, three generations of mainframe computers, personal computers, communications networks, Assembler, COBOL, VM, MVS, VTAM, VSAM, CICS, BASIC, HTML, and the evolution of the World Wide Web. I hope you'll enjoy my story.< Less
Fifty Years in Information Systems By Garth Lambert
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In 1951 I got a job operating IBM equipment. Fifty years later, I was still working in Information Systems. By this time, I had been made I.S. Director, and had planned and installed six new computer... More > sites, including the first in-house, online IBM teller system in the city of Chicago, followed by the first Point of Sale system in Jewel Supermarkets. If anyone wonders where Information Systems originated, or how it evolved, or why it has endured so long, they'll find the answers here. From its start with Jacquard's automated loom in 1820, then Charles Babbage's analytical engine, George Boole's logic, and Herman Hollerith's Census Tabulator in 1880, I describe the emergence of punched card equipment, three generations of mainframe computers, personal computers, communications networks, Assembler, COBOL, VM, MVS, VTAM, VSAM, CICS, BASIC, HTML, and the evolution of the World Wide Web. I hope you'll enjoy my story.< Less
Spartans By Philip A. Else
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The adventures in Spartans are set in a time after Babbage but before computers. The Words of Power are available to those with the correct knowledge or contacts, but their use is hard and dangerous,... More > requiring exacting accuracy in the preparation of calculations and patterns, the most renowned of which is the humble pentacle. The legions of the nether Realms are a horde that will one day break through the Veils and storm the walls of our sanity and humanity. A very few people stand in their way with the knowledge and ability to hold back the tide. The breaches in the Veil are a new Thermopyle; those that stand at the breach are the defenders, the Spartans at the Gates of Fire. --- Spartans is a low mechanic's Role Play Game (RPG) suitable for role-play gamers of any age or experience. Visit our website for free downloads and source material. http://macegames.moonfruit.com/< Less