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How certain is it that Lucas invented the Towers of Hanoi puzzle?

Wikipedia is unequivocal: The puzzle was invented by the French mathematician Édouard Lucas in 1883. I have no reason to doubt this, but given the many legends surrounding the topic, I wonder if ...
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Was object oriented programming influenced by the mathematical category theory?

Object oriented programming (OOP) is a programming model where code and data are encapsulated into units called objects that behave semi-autonomously. Interaction between objects is arranged through ...
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Did Turing know of Babbage's work?

Did Turing have any knowledge of Babbage's work? Is it known if he ever mentioned Babbage?
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When was the first command-line interface developed?

I want to know what the first command-line interface was, and when it was. That is, the first time one could type in a command on a keyboard or similar, and receive feedback via a screen or ...
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