Episode 57: John Graham-Cumming

jgcA modern nerd legend for you this week, as we chat to John Graham-Cumming about his new project, Plan 28, which aims to "finish Babbage's work" by raising the cash to build an Analytical Engine from original plans. John has previously successfully petitioned the Government to formally apologise for the treatment of Alan Turing, and is the author of the Geek Atlas. All that, plus potato printing with Kinect, space balloons, Star Wars and yet more Mexican snackfood in this unnecessarily spicy serving of your favourite podcast.

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Links: JGC (homepage) | JGC (Wikipedia) | Plan 28 | Geek Atlas (Amazon) | Spot more snacks with Dave | Make a friend on the SRS forum | Buy a tape | Or just buy Leila's new newspaper, Hackers!

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Posted: December 16th, 2010 | 2 Comments »


2 Comments on “Episode 57: John Graham-Cumming”

  1. 1 Matt Petty said at 1:53 am on December 18th, 2010:

    Hullo!
    I’ve been enjoying the podcast for a few weeks now – it’s nice to hear geeky Brit voices talking about stuff I’m interested in, stuck as I am here in the wilderness of San Francisco where nothing geeky ever happens…
    I just listened to the latest episode, and when you were talking about the painting potential of Kinect, I was reminded of a video by viral beat combo OK Go:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12zJw9varYE

    Is there any point in me sending any snacks or sweets from here, or has the urban US been mined out? I assume you’re done all the classic Hostess goodies. When I arrived here a couple of years ago I headed straight for them, remembering them from the back pages of comic books when I was a kid – Aquaman saves the city using cupcakes etc…
    Anyway thanks for the podcast, keep it up!
    Matt P

  2. 2 leila said at 7:59 am on December 18th, 2010:

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment Matt! We *have* covered US snacks, but if there’s something particularly funny or weird, or you go on holiday somewhere else, it’s podcast@ for the address (and definitely no need to send more than two or three small things.)


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