Researchers propose a ‘day zero’ for the oldest computer ever discovered

Sam Fried

Built some time between 200 BC and 60 BC, the Antikythera mechanism is the oldest known computer mechanism in existence. This ancient, geared device for tracking the heavens is in pretty bad shape after all that time. But, despite the rust, researchers may have finally revealed a possible date it […]

Built some time between 200 BC and 60 BC, the Antikythera mechanism is the oldest known computer mechanism in existence. This ancient, geared device for tracking the heavens is in pretty bad shape after all that time.

But, despite the rust, researchers may have finally revealed a possible date it was first set ticking—also known as “Day Zero.”

https://www.pcgamer.com/antikythera-mechanism-day-zero-calibration-date/

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