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The Bitwise Podcast explores the history of computer science, software development, and an examination of the implications of an increasingly digital world. New Episodes every Wednesday in 2019.

The Bitwise Podcast explores the history of computer science, software development, and an examination of the implications of an increasingly digital world. New Episodes every Wednesday in 2019.
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United States

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The Bitwise Podcast explores the history of computer science, software development, and an examination of the implications of an increasingly digital world. New Episodes every Wednesday in 2019.

Language:

English


Episodes

004 - Babbage, Lovelace, and the Analytical Engine (Part 2)

1/9/2019
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In this episode, we continue our investigation into the Analytical Engine with a brief exploration of “the first computer programmer,” Ada Lovelace.

Duration:00:12:13

003 - Babbage, Lovelace, and the Analytical Engine (Part 1)

1/1/2019
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In this episode, we begin an exploration of the work of Charles Babbage and his designs for the Difference Engine and Analytical Engine, and computer science visionary Ada Lovelace. Also discussed are the Jacquard Loom, the interesting intersection of 19th century poetry and literature and earliest years of computer science.

Duration:00:16:28

002 - Language, Form, and Automation: Panini to Leibniz

12/29/2018
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In this episode, we explore some of the earliest theoretical ideas of the discipline that would eventually become Computer Science. Our journey takes us as far back to ancient India, leading us through the medieval Middle East and into the Enlightenment in Europe.

Duration:00:17:25

001 - The Ancient Origins Of Computation

12/28/2018
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In the flagship episode of the Bitwise Podcast, we examine the ancient origins of computation in ancient Babylon, China, India, and Greece, and raise questions like “When and where in the history of civilization did computation arise?” and “What was the Antikythera mechanism?“ I also introduce myself and talk about the short and long-term goals of the podcast.

Duration:00:16:12