• As soon as an Analytical Engine exists, it will necessarily guide the future course of the science. Whenever any result is sought by its aid, the question will then arise — by what course of calculation can these results be arrived at by the machine in the shortest time?

    Charles Babbage, Philip Morrison, Emily Morrison (1961). “Charles Babbage on the Principles and Development of the Calculator: And Other Seminal Writings”, p.69, Courier Corporation
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