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The BCL Molecular Computer was first introduced in 1971 and was sold and used in various forms until the 1990s.

Users were from a range of enterprises, but were most often tool merchants, building supplies and general distribution companies. A more unusual use of the system was in livestock markets.

The very stylised image of the system (above) shows the processor at the front left alongside a paper tape unit, a disk drive on the right hand, the operator’s console (an IBM selectric typewriter), and four single line display terminals.

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