Did Archimedes invent the first computer only to have it fall in to the hands of the Romans and eventually make its way to the Arabs who then used it as a template for the Astrolabe?

PBS Nova: Ancient Computer explores the story in a fascinating documentary. A Greek shipwreck holds the remains of an intricate bronze machine that turns out to be the world's first computer.

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