In the 1980ies the BBC explored the world of computers as part of the national initiative “The Computer Literacy Project” and produced numerous programs for almost a decade.
This material is now available as an archive where you can watch all the old programs again. You can also run the software developed in the past for the “BBC Micro” in an emulator directly in your browser:
In August 2017 I had the opportunity to meet Prof. Jim Austin and visit his “computer sheds”. Jim Austin is a professor of computer science and has a very extensive, private collection of computers that he has collected in his warehouses over many years.
The collection is not (yet) a regular exhibition, but if you register in advance, you can get a private tour for a little donation. Also see http://www.computermuseum.org.uk. Below is a loose collection of pictures I took during my visit.
My special thanks go to Jim Austin and Trevor Howard-Smith for the friendly guidance and to the many people helping with cataloging and preparing the collection!
Just found that – in the early days of computers people created logic circuits purely based on coils and transformers (video in English):
If you are interested in computer history you might like the archive of “Computer Chronicles”.
This television program was broadcast for about 20 years between 1983-2002 and was hosted by Stewart Cheifet and Gary Kildall († July 11, 1994) – the creator of CP/M and founder Digital Research – as co-moderator in the early years.
Video collection on archive.org
In the occasion of the move to WordPress after about 8 years with DokuWiki a little retrospective about some stations of the development from 1997 to 2014…
On 2. Juli 2013 Douglas Engelbardt died. In remembrance of ihm I would like to refer to his demonstration in 1968 where he introduced many concepts which are still being used today.
Very nice… a documentation from 1984 about the topic “home computer”… sorry, German only.