Joseph Clement

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Joseph Clement

Name: Joseph Clement

Born: June 13, 1779, in Great Asby, Westmorland (North West England)

Death: February 28, 1844 (Age: 65)

Computer-related contributions

  • Was a British engineer and industrialist.
  • Known as the designer of Charles Babbage's first Difference engine, a mechanical calculating device (1824 and 1833).
  • Often referred to as first computer engineer.
  • Made numerous improvements in the construction of lathes.

Honors and awards

  • Isis medal of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts (1818, 1827, 1828).

Quotes

"You ordered a first rate article, and you must be content to pay for it."

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