Notes from the Museum

Bill Thompson on BBC Make IT Digital

Last month Bill Thompson came to the Museum to talk about the BBC Make IT Digital initiative. His talk has been much acclaimed and, thanks to David Allen, here's the video.

A message from America

You wouldn't really call me a fan-boy or a typical hero-worshipper, says Dave Anders. You won't find lots of selfie or any pictures of me with with famous people.... except this one.

Who has been programming longest?

A few years ago, we asked: who is the longest serving programmer? We had several claims and another this week from Richard Ansorge, Emeritus Senior Lecturer, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.

Micro:bit at Bytes

A short video of the micro:bit day at the Bytes Festival on Thursday 16 February 2017. Lots of fun had by everyone, young and old(er).

George goes on tour

Our favourite robot, George, has started his world tour. He left the Museum in November last year and had his first gig at the Science Museum premiere last night. He had that Andy Warhol look about him,

Our Tour Guides

Tours of seven decades are very popular and in Wednesday, a new tour time starts on Wednesday afternoons. Here are the people who will guide you through history.

The WITCH-E Project

A good friend of the Museum, who lives in the USA, is creating an virtual version. Here is Dave Anders outline of the ongoing project and a video of his most recent progress.

Volunteering award for Kevin Brunt

Kevin Brunt has been selected by his fellow volunteers for a thoroughly deserved volunteering award. Enormously popular with visitors, Kevin's contribution to the Museum is incalculable.

Winter 1966 in Computer Weekly

In December 1966, as The Good, The Bad and the Ugly was released, Newcastle & Durham installed the biggest-yet UK university machine, Elliott Automation bought out GEC, & OCR reached 10cps.

WITCH fourth reboot birthday

To mark the fourth anniversary of the reboot of the world's oldest working digital computer, the preparatory drawings for a Portrait of a Live WITCH by John Yeadon are revealed. And this time it's digital.

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