1st Analog Computer is Sicilian, Can't Run Vista
The mechanism’s connection with the Corinthians was unexpected, the researchers said, because other cargo in the shipwreck appeared to be from the eastern Mediterranean, places like Kos, Rhodes and Pergamon. The months inscribed on the instrument, they wrote, are “practically a complete match” with those on calendars from Illyria and Epirus in northwestern Greece and with the island of Corfu. Seven months suggest a possible link with Syracuse.
Inscriptions also showed that one of the instrument’s dials was used to record the timing of the pan-Hellenic games, a four-year cycle that was “a common framework for chronology” by the Greeks, the researchers said.
So far, researchers have determined that the device can predict solar eclipses, keep track of the calendar, and chart the four year cycle of the Olympics. The picture of the condition of the device when it was discovered testifies to the inferiority of analog computers -- the device hadn't been used in two centuries but it needed to be defragged. Oh well, it was still better than a Heathkit EC-1.