Charles Babbage (December 26, 1791 – October 18, 1871) was an English mathematician.
- "I wish to God these calculations had been executed by steam."
- Simple: I wish that our calculations had been made with steam.
- "You will be able to appreciate the influence of such an Engine on the future progress of science. I live in a country which is incapable of estimating it."
- Simple: You will be able to see how much computers will help science in the future. But at the moment, I live in a country which cannot.