Thursday, 22 August, 2019

BBC computer history archive released

BBC computer history archive released
The BBC these days released a treasure trove of computing history on-line. You can now view the whole collection of all 146 of the unique Computer Literacy Project programmes plus 121 associated programmes. For convenience and accessibility the programmes also are broken down into 2,509 categorized, searchable clips.

The BBC Computer Literacy Project ran from 1980 to 1989 and is said to have “stimulated a era of coders”. These TV indicates delivered viewers to the concepts of computing and mounted the BBC Micro as a famous home (and colleges) computing platform at some stage in the 80s. During the programme’s run incredible interviews had been held with the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak and Sir Clive Sinclair. You can even see plenty of information, opinions and insurance of 80s born domestic computer systems just like the BBC Micro, Oric Atmos, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Atari and Commodore machines.

In its record at the programme archive release, the BBC concentrates on the BBC Micro. It describes the system as a bridge among domestic computers and the now dominant PCs that took the lead within the Nineties. The BBC broadcast a ten-part TV series Feb 1982 to coincide with the BBC Micro’s launch to the general public.

Now I’m signing off to Watch Micro Live Episode 20 (1986) that’s stated to consist of Fred Harris discussing comparative benchmarks of the Amiga and Atari ST, and Lesley Judd testing trying to idiot a facial reputation system.

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