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Extracts from the footnotes of Babbage and Lovelace, concerning Swindon and Coffee



Brunel to the Swindon rail station coffee shop proprietor, who had heard Mr Brunel had a complaint:


Dear Sir,
I assure you that Mr Player was wrong in supposing that I thought you purchased inferior coffee. I thought I said to him that I was surprised you should buy such bad roasted corn. I did not believe you had coffee in the place: I am certain that I never tasted any. I have long ceased to make complaints at Swindon. I avoid taking anything there when I can help it.


Brunel also gave as a principal reason for his pursuance of the broad-gauge rail the smoothness of the ride enabling him to drink his coffee. I’m guessing caffine had a part to play in his only sleeping four hours a night. I’m trying to figure out how he had a hand free to draw, seeing as he was BOTH continually smoking cigars and continually drinking coffee.

http://sydneypadua.com/2dgoggles/lovelace-and-babbage-vs-the-organist-pt-6/

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