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12. Performance

Kit Eason1  
Farnham, Surrey, UK

Since the engine has a mode of acting peculiar to itself, it will in every particular case be necessary to arrange the series of calculations conformably to the means which the machine possesses; for such or such a process which might be very easy for a [human] calculator may be long and complicated for the engine, and vice versâ.

—L. F. Menabrea, describing Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, 1842

(Translated by Ada Lovelace)

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