These events damaged his reputation among the ancient writers, though more recent historians have revised this opinion.
Many authors contend that he was murdered by his own wife.
This personal tale from Snoofle has all of my favorite ingredients for a WTF: legacy hardware, creative solutions, and incompetent management.
We'll be running one more "Best Of…" on New Years Day, and then back to our regularly scheduled programming…
to keep him disciplined, under the logic that his condition was due to laziness and a lack of will-power.
However, by the time he reached his teenage years his symptoms apparently waned and his family took some notice of his scholarly interests.
Claudius was then left to be raised by his mother, who never remarried.
When Claudius' disability became evident, the relationship with his family turned sour.
He was also an ambitious builder, constructing many new roads, aqueducts, and canals across the Empire.
During his reign the Empire began the conquest of Britain (if the earlier invasions of Britain by Caesar and Caligula's aborted attempts are not counted).
Having a personal interest in law, he presided at public trials, and issued up to twenty edicts a day.
source This procedure ran painfully slowly; it took about 11 hours to dump a little more than 2 MB from the tape onto the target disk, and nobody could tell me why.
All they knew was that the official software had to be used to load the bootstrap routine, and then the file dumps.