Notes from the Museum

Machine People

A group from Queen Mary University of London came to TNMOC to find out what makes TNMOC engineer volunteers tick. They revealed a microcosm of the greater human story of British computing.

LEGO competition

Calling everyone 16 and under
25,000 LEGO bricks waiting for you!
Easter Bytes special competition
Build your version of a vintage computer with LEGO!

Mainframes turn 50

The BBC is running a story today about Mainframes turning 50: Half-century milestone for IBM mainframes with a contribution from TNMOC trustee Kevin Murrell. See some mainframes at TNMOC.

#MuseumMastermind on Twitter - a round-up

It's #MuseumWeek on Twitter and today is #MuseumMastermind day. Test your knowledge. A new question every hour today. Answers on Twitter or here at the end of the working day.

Colossus at 70 - video

On 5 February 2014, TNMOC celebrated the 70th anniversary of the world's first electronic computer. Here is the 51-minute video of the event.

1974 in Computer Weekly

40 Years Ago... from the pages of Computer Weekly. When DEC launches its first microprocessor, when floppy drives were first tested and when ICL considered licensing software.

A Cray 1 arrives

Today, one of the most famous and successful supercomputers in history arrived at TNMOC.

Ian McNaught-Davis 1929-2014

I was first aware of Ian McNaught-Davis when I watched him climb and present The Old Man of Hoy with Chris Bonnington live on BBC television in an extraordinary windswept outside broadcast in 1967.

Celebrating Colossus at 70

Some pictures from the Colossus at 70 event on Wednesday 5 February 2014. And a selection of the resulting coverage.

Colossus - key links

The Colossus Gallery is closed 5 February for a special celebration, but here are links giving some background on Colossus, the world's first electronic computer. Plus information about the Colossus Rebuild at TNMOC.

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