Notes from the Museum

Try the Turing Test!

Try the imitation game at Easter Bytes this weekend! Can you tell if it's a machine or a person answering! The answers to your questions will appear on a 1950's style teleprinter ...

Our favourite platter on QI

Our favourite platter appeared on QI this month - along with some core memory from a 1960s computer! The QI Elves had been on a tip-toe tour of the Museum in search of goodies.

Spring 1976 from the pages of Computer Weekly

When Intel announced its 'chip' computer, two orders are placed for Cray 1, and the House of Lords gets a computer-based information retrieval system ... the Commons has to wait.

Sinclair Holm - minding the shop

“I score very low on the geek scale, but I find volunteering in the shop very satisfying and I know I am contributing to a worthwhile cause,” says Sinclair Holm, who is in the Museum coffee shop on Thursdays.

Volunteering at TNMOC: variety & a CV booster

Jill Clarke has volunteered at the Museum for more than five years and enjoys the variety it brings and the new skills that she has developed. "One of my favourite aspects of being a volunteer is the Bytes Festivals."

CyberCenturion 2016 Final at TNMOC

After three gruelling rounds of intense online cyber battles, ten teams of the UK’s finest 12-18 year-old amateur cyber talent have won through to the CyberCenturion Final to be held at TNMOC in April.

What's it like to be a volunteer at TNMOC?

As a TNMOC volunteer Andrew Spencer enjoys telling visitors the stories about the machines and loves to hear their reactions "interaction with visitors is very refreshing and stimulating after a week’s work".

Volunteer at TNMOC!

Have you ever thought of volunteering as a guide at one of the world’s top museums of computing? Sheridan Williams did and loves every minute of it. Here is what he says ...

Colossus at 72

On 5 February 1944, Colossus Mk I attacked its first Lorenz message. "The rest is history", as they say. Andy Clark tells the story in context at a conference in Poland.

2016 Tony Sale Award - call for entries

The Computer Conservation Society invites entries for the 2016 Tony Sale Award for Computer Conservation. Any person, group or organisation can be nominated. Closing date for nominations is 30 June 2016.

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