Notes from the Museum

Lost Systems: Marconi Myriad Computer

Have you seen a mid-1960s Myriad Computer? Do you know if any machines or sales or technical documentation still exist? We would love to hear from you. We can tell you how it got its name ...

Learning Programme Job Vacancy

The Museum is looking for a Learning Manager for its very popular Learning Programme for students aged 10 and above. Early application is advised as the Museum wishes to fill the post before the end of August.

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.


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