Tag: early computers

Alan Turing & The £200,000 Computer Article

If I asked you to think of a valuable magazine you would probably think of a 1960s copy of Melody Maker hand-signed by the Fab Four, or even a mint copy of the first edition of Superman. These are of course highly valuable and coveted items, but I bet very few people would ever go […]

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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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