Tag: computer

When Punch Cards Ruled Computers

For an older generation of people the sight of a 7 3/8 inch long rectangular card covered in rows of numbers with lots of squares punched out will bring back strong memories. And for those that do remember they will probably then turn to the younger generation around them, tell them how lucky they are […]

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The Funny Side of Early Computing

  The early days of computing are a fascinating period in history. Beside the giant machines themselves, we are thankfully left with the photographs, scientific papers, advertising, newspaper reports and technical manuals that were all created as a natural by-product of this emerging industry. These extensive primary sources can offer a great insight into the […]

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Wren Luggable and Laptops

(as published in West Country Life- Jan 2018) One of the most important inventions of the 20th Century was the laptop computer as it both revolutionised the way we work and the way we engage with our technology. All of a sudden we could remove the historic walls between our home life and work life […]

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The 1970s Computer Tipping Point

We all love to look back at the wacky predictions made during the 1950s and early 1960s about the space age future and laugh. Sadly we are not all zooming around with our Jetsons-style space packs….YET! And when it comes to Computer History and electronic tech then there is often a tendency to do the […]

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