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nOmArch
09-29-2011, 05:39 AM
Went to Bletchley Parl earlier this week which had the added bonus of visiting The National Museum of Computing as they are on the same site.


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The Oldest Working Computer in the World

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Teleprinter output was then hand punched into the tape machine

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Ticker tape output printer

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Various valves and parts from early computers

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Colossus

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More Colossus

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Data input 5000 Characters/sec at 30MPH

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Thoroughly enjoyed the day, the National Computer Museum tour was well worth the cover charge and Sheridan, Graeme & Chris really made the place come alive and really knew their stuff. They even have one of the two original prototype Phoebe machines, a now legendary ARM Eval unit and a Riscix development machine which according to a visiting Acorn engineer can't be real as his name isn't on the mother board.

the 80's/8bit room is also pretty damn good and had a whole lot of machines I couldn't identify at all.

If you're anywhere near it's a good day out and the cafe has some pretty decent food to boot. Not recommended for a rainy day though as there's lots of walking around outside between the huts.