Write a historical fiction story about someone working at a company that helped revolutionize early computers.
Posted in Historical Fiction on Aug 5, 2021
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✍️ 17 stories
“A Business Proposition” by Philip Clayberg
From the outside, the building looked identical to the others on both sides of Charing Cross Road. The differences lay hidden inside. The signs above the doorway read, from top to bottom: BABBAGE & LOVELACE – PROGRAMMABLE ANALYTICAL ENGINES – EST. 1851.A horse-drawn omnibus came to a stop in front of the building. A stylish, well-dressed lady stepped off the omnibus and onto the dusty street. Moments later, the omnibus continued on its way, rejoining the traffic flow on the street.Noticing the dust ...
“"Father of Computers" ” by Paula Dennison
Tracy walked up the numerous steps past the bronze statue of Charles Babbage founder of The Babbage Institute of Computer Technology into a building supported by massive roman columns and plate glass windows. She opened the brass plated doors and the climate controlled air conditioning hushed past her. The ceiling was 20 foot high adorned with multiple crystal tiered chandeliers. This part of the building had been built in the early 1900s and housed exhibits of Babbage’s various computers and computational machines. T...
“MANCHESTER MARK 1” by HARSSH SINGH
Trigger warning: rape The year is 1949. My name is Melanie, I am 58 years old and I work as a cleaning lady at the University of Manchester. I have been a cleaning lady for 15 years now and before that I was a mother. I have arthritis and my ankles pain so much, that I sometimes feel that I cannot walk anymore. Which means that I have already walked to the end of my life and here I am, a nothing and a nobody. I live in Ordsall, with Tom. We have 5 children. There’s Jamie, Johnie,...
“Where Credit is Due” by Claire Clayton
They say all is fair in love and war. But, neither of those things are fair are they? Life is not fair. It is a battlefield full of winners and losers. It is made up of the avenged and the vengeful. I happen to be that latter. I have been vengeful for a very long time. Something was stolen from me many years ago and I intend on making that wrong right. Or at least right for me. My name is Margaret Daven...
“Lifting weight of his Memories!” by Batool Mirza
"Hey, I've these bundle of photos and video cassettes!, Can you fit them in your suitcase? Jack asked his wife Ellie who was already overwhelmed with packing kids and her things. "I'm already full, Jack! Go ask your boss to get you some extra space to carry stuff" Ellie replied. She hated his boss for changing the location that they were living in for so long . "You have a ...
“Observe” by Sara Blanch
Before I get into this my story, I want to make one thing clear...especially to the humans I worked with to develop their computer technologies. I may not be human but I am not Fae...as shocking as it may seem not all supernatural creatures are Fae. Those tree hugging, nature loving hippies wouldn't know what a computer was even if it fell into their laps. I am from the Elxen race, a type of humanoid beings, yet ...
“BESK - The Living Device” by Georgia Krumova
Come on – a my house, my house a come on I’m gonna give you candy Axel opened his eyes. He raised his hands and purred like a kitten as he stretched. Come on - a my house, my house a come on The song. The phone. Yes, his phone rang with that song. His favorite song. ‘Hello?’ Said Axel in a sleepy voice. ‘I have news. They accepted it! They accepted...
“Thinking Machines” by Nikhil Jain
Alan was sweating. Something was missing. Something important. Even though he had been sitting for the past three hours, his muscles ached from the tension in his body. His cramped apartment was dimly lit and sparsely furnished, apart from the prominent bookshelf stuffed with abstruse mathematical tomes and a desk sprawled with reams of scribbled notes which were under interrogation from Alan's intense gaze.
“I Transmigrated After Death” by Janna Mae Lagno
It's unbelievable but it's true. I got transmigrated in another era of the world. I still remember my past life Where I was betrayed and being played by destiny. My mom left me when I was young and my Father is an alcoholic man. I have a sister whom I love the most. My mother always tells me that I must protect her and take good care of her. My sister is my father's favorite...
“Maya's Revolutionary Design” by Melinda Madrigal
Breanna Pierce has worked for Horizon Tech for three years, her specialty is computer tech design and developer. Breanna is the most important computer designer and developer at Horizon Tech and she is currently developing the latest version of Star-link, the most important computer Horizon Tech has. Star-Link has been around for generations, but star-link hasn't always been called star-link, the original...
“Second generation” by وداد أكرم
Kamal was engaged in the study of the mathematical algorithm for miniaturizing the work of computer CPUs and despite all his attempts and his supervisor Luther, their attempts failed again and again . The five-person team was most interested in developing the first-generation PC by making it smaller, faster, cheaper and less...
“The Incident ” by Amanda Dunbar
It was August 23, 1951, I was heading for 1215 Walnut Street. As I trudged through the streets of Philadelphia I thought of how I had received my position at the Electronic Controls Company. I thought about how the Company was founded. I worked at the Electronic Controls Company. The company was founded in 1946 by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly, my bosses. With the prospect of receiving some money, the company re...
“''IT'S NOT THE END''” by Lindy West
It was a decade when the wind blew , the sun came out to shine , the mornings passed and yet he was the one who had come to belittle the six letter word ''random.'' '' You is you but l is around you , lam not too afraid ''whispered life into his twisted like ears wrapping each word he could hear.THE CENTEREDThe horses came running towards him as he observed the skyline in the city of New York. Adrian was just a young adult who ...
“Computer Pointer” by Martin Cambridge
"What are you doing, honey ?" "My boss wants this typing ready for early tomorrow morning, for the important presentation he has to make. He has made many corrections and additions. I didn't want to stay late at work, so I told him I would put it on a floppy disk, take it home and finish it on the word processor there." "Was he surprised to hear that you had a word processor at home ?" "Yes, he w...
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