Charles Babbage: Reclaiming an operations management pioneer

@article{Lewis2007CharlesBR,
  title={Charles Babbage: Reclaiming an operations management pioneer},
  author={M. Lewis},
  journal={Journal of Operations Management},
  year={2007},
  volume={25},
  pages={248-259}
}
  • M. Lewis
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Operations Management
Abstract Charles Babbage (1791–1871) was the embodiment of a polymath: elected a Royal Society fellow, holder of the Lucasian Chair of mathematics at Cambridge, founder of the London Statistical Society, author of many papers and full-length monographs and, most famously from a 21st century perspective, the architect of modern computing with his difference engines and designs for the analytical engine. The scale and complexity of these machines meant their realisation was dependent upon the… Expand

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