2,200 year-old ‘computer’ surprises scientists

From the New York Times comes a story that the 2,200 year-old “Antikythera Mechanism,” sometimes called the world’s first computer, “has now been examined with the latest in high-resolution imaging systems and three-dimensional X-ray tomography.”

What did the scientists discover that surprised them? That it ran on the Windows OS.

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  • Hudge

    If it ran on Windows, it’s no surprise that it wound up at the bottom of the sea. They were probably using it to navigate and it crashed. Then they did, too.