Thursday, June 02, 2011

Plan 28: June 2011 Update

It's been a while since I gave an update on Plan 28. I apologize for the long silence. The wheels of British bureaucracy turn slower than the gears of the Difference Engine No.2 being driven by a field mouse.

The current status is:

1. Doron and I continue to work on the project. We have assembled a team of trustees and the paperwork for the creation of an official "Plan 28" charity is in progress.

2. We have been working closely with The Science Museum and the Computer Conservation Society to ensure that the project runs smoothly and has the maximum support (in terms of expertise) once it kicks off.

I hope that by July (at the latest) I will be able to make concrete announcements about the project's progress and timeline, and to be able to start to receive donations.

In case you missed it, Wired Magazine published an article about the project called A £400,000 PC downgrade: Rebooting Babbage’s Analytical Engine.

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