View Full Version : [GRUDGEMATCH] Jethro Tull -vs- Charles Babbage

2nd Dec 2003, 12:58 PM
Charles Babbage -VS- Jethro Tull

Tull, Jethro 1674 -- 1741
Agriculturist, born in Basildon, Berkshire, S England, UK. He studied at Oxford, and became a lawyer, but turned to farming. He introduced several new farming methods, including the invention of a seed drill which planted seeds in rows (1701).


Babbage, Charles 1791 -- 1871
Mathematician and inventor, born in London, England, UK. He studied at Cambridge, where he became professor of mathematics (1828--39), and spent most of his life attempting to build two calculating machines. His "difference engine' was intended for the calculation of tables of logarithms and similar functions by repeated addition performed by trains of gear wheels. An unfinished portion of the machine is now in the Science Museum, London. His "analytical engine' was designed to perform many different computations, using punched cards. The idea was too ambitious to be realized by the mechanical devices available at the time, but can now be seen to be the essential germ of the electronic computer of today, and Babbage is thus regarded as the pioneer of modern computers.

Who wins?

2nd Dec 2003, 01:08 PM
Babbage wins! Not only is he younger as a corpse (thus stronger) but he also made computars, without which my life would be empty and meaningless. Screw vegetables, i barely eat those anyway.

2nd Dec 2003, 01:54 PM
Babbages, Mexican's will work cheeper then any seed drill.

3rd Dec 2003, 01:24 AM
Charles is such a cool name.

3rd Dec 2003, 02:55 AM
I need to stick up for Tull here.... he was a big burly farmer with an oxford education. He coulda pounded Babbage into the ground with a well crafted farming implement any day of the week. Especially if he looked anything like that freaky guy on the cover of AquaLung ;)

3rd Dec 2003, 03:55 AM
Tull may be stronger, but then the Doc has a point about Babbage's being a younger corpse.

Not only was Tull a big burly farmer. He was a big, burly, farming LAWYER. That's hard core.

I'm witholding judgement until I can sort through the facts more.

9th Dec 2003, 11:27 PM
computers win. They can manage farming.

10th Dec 2003, 03:33 PM
*Tull knocks Babbages' box of punchcards on the floor*

"Let's see your precious computer do anything now BABBAGE!"

11th Dec 2003, 10:21 PM
I say Tull wins.

13th Dec 2003, 01:26 AM
shame about the new versions of vBulletin is that I can't tamper with the poll, assuring victory.

29th Dec 2003, 07:45 PM
Now that would be just wrong, Kangus. You should be ashamed of yourself.

29th Dec 2003, 10:19 PM
What do you have against Charles, anyway, Kangu?

29th Dec 2003, 11:38 PM
He shot me in the foot.
What do you have against Tull?

30th Dec 2003, 12:55 AM
His name isn't Charles. And so what if Charles shot you in the foot? Get a new one you big baby.

30th Dec 2003, 02:33 AM
I'll have to pick Jethro Tull. Without farmers, there would have been no food. Without nourishment subsistence is impossible. There would've been too much hunger for Babbage to work on Comps, as a result of which comps wouldn't exist. So Tull the tool guy rules.

Fallen Angel
30th Dec 2003, 09:40 AM
Babbage - the Father of computers wins

i hate gardening :mad:

and if u want food go 2 a slaughter house - plenty of food there

and if u want fruit - vegeetables - go into jungle/forest