No, not our Witch!
Popped to the National Computer Museum yesterday.
Instantly start smiling as soon as i enter. I love the noise! Why cant computers sound like that these days (ok, yeah i know). Immediately approached by uber geeks who passionately explain every bit of kit in there. After convincing them that neither me or my fella were programmers and that i just do a bit of IT and just wanted to have a look we wondered over to WITCH. (Harwell Dekatron Computer)
It's a thing of beauty. I stood and watched whilst they got her restarted. It's pretty mind blowing. It was dismantled and forgotten about because the Birmingham museum couldn't get it to work. My fella was pretty excited as he got to use the control that lets you run the program through step by step. It's got one bug which apparently the guy who rebuilt it is currently at home trying to figure out. The last surviving original builder occasionally pops in to see if he can help.
Then @SYSMAN_MK happened..
Last edited by Little-Miss; 22nd February 2013 at 01:17 PM.
What does it actually do?
Has any one read "A computer called LEO" it about the world 1st business computer build by a British Firm.
Domino (22nd February 2013)
The black printer to the far left of it is older and still working lol
The guy that noticed it in the corner and rescued it was a TNMOC trustee. How about that for luck.
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