Notes from the Museum

Historic photos - Honeywell's 40-ton mainframe

Honeywell’s Forty-Ton Mainframe 1958-64. The Datamatic 1000 was the first electronic computer system produced by Honeywell. It cost about $2 million.

Up on the roof

Parts of the roof of Block H are to be replaced. Sadly, First Generation Gallery & Mainframes Room must close to visitors for 3 months on 30 November. Rest of the museum will be open as normal.

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 ...

Design competition to celebrate second decade

As we enter our second decade, help us by designing a t-shirt expressing what we do! Open to all. Easy to enter!

Fifty years on

Sadie and Susie hold hands in a new company, BCL, GEC and AEI-English Electric merge, and lots more from 1968 computing news in Computing Weekly.

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 ...

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