Blue Plaque: Charles Babbage


Charles Babbage

1a Dorset Street, Marylebone, W1U 4EE

Mathematician, Cryptographer and Inventor of mechanical computing devices including the Analytical Engine and the Difference Engine (see the Science Museum entry)

William Gibson and Bruce Sterling wrote a “SteamPunk” novel based on this The Difference Engine.




GPS grid coordinates:
Latitude: (WGS84) N51:31:12 ( 51.519876 )
Longitude: (WGS84) W0:09:17 ( -0.154759 )

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email: blog @ CyberPunk [dot] org [dot] uk

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Hints and Tips for Whistleblowers

Please take the appropriate precautions if you are planning to blow the whistle on shadowy and powerful people in Government or commerce, and their dubious policies. The mainstream media and bloggers also need to take simple precautions to help preserve the anonymity of their sources e.g.

Zero history blog

Zero History blog -

- documenting and analysing William Gibson's current novel in progress, with some London / UK locations already.

Spook Country blog

Spook Country blog - htpp://

This documents and analyses William Gibson's novel Spook Country which has some London locations, and from which this London CyberPunk Tourist Guide was spawned.

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