Notes from the Museum

Tony Sale Award 2018 - final call

The Computer Conservation Society is making the final call for nominations for the 2018 Tony Sale Award for Computer Conservation. The closing date is 30 June 2018.

Fifty Years Ago ... from the pages of Computer Weekly

Summer 1968 in computing: finger print ID research at Dundee, the first entirely computer-based Giro in Bootle, NPL plan a national network in Teddington and an Elliott 903 monitors Leeds railway station ...

Tommy Flowers pub opens

The Tommy Flowers community pub has just opened in Poplar, an area in which the craetor of colossus once lived. Colossus vets and the son of Tommy Flowers were at the opening -- hear their reaction ...

Remembering 011y

This weekend, a group of family, friends and fellow volunteers gathered to celebrate the life of TNMOC volunteer 011y Harlow and unveiled a plaque on the restored 1960s Elliott 903 in his honour.

The spring of 1968 in computing

Mapping of space junk, DEC begin full PDP manufacturing in Reading, LEO III mailing list makes news, newspapers start some new-fangled computer typesetting, ICL formed, Elliott makes light pens ...

The Bombe ticks Horology clock

As we enter the last 24 hours of the Crowdfunder, the total stands at £43,881: £38,881 plus an additional £5,000 donation off-Crowdfunder. Your generosity has astonished us. Thank you everyone!

Bombe Crowdfunder in ITV Anglia

Just as the Bombe Crowdfunder started, Graham Stothard and Andy Thomson of ITV Anglia came to the museum to see what it was all about. They did a super on-site report on 15 February 2018.

Grand Digital won by a nine-year old

A race of computers spanning eight decades was won by a BBC micro:bit operated and programmed by a nine-year old student.

First Relaxed Opening Session of 2018 great success

The first Relaxed Opening Session of 2018, designed for people with autism and sponsored by Paessler, was a great success, says TNMOC's head of learning, Claire Marston.

Who is the longest-serving programmer?

Who has been programming the longest? We've had lots of people stepping forward following a claim from a 70-year old who started coding in 1969. A flurry of updates: 1951, lunar programming ...

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