While he is remebered for his influence on the use of Jacquard punch cards, of chains and subassemblies, and ultimately the logical structure of the modern computer - Charles Babbage also invented other things. He invented the cowcatcher, dynamometer, standard railroad gauge, uniform postal rates, occulting lights for lighthouses, Greenwich time signals and the heliograph opthalmoscope. A man who embodied the principal of being ahead of his time he was actually ridiculed in his lifetime and The Times made fun of him on the day he died. In 1908, after being preserved for 37 years in alcohol, Babbage's brain was dissected by Sir Victor Horsley of the Royal Society, who didn't even print an obituary for him when he died. Fuckers. At the North Pole of the moon there is a crater named after him.