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.