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Before iPad And Apple A Pictorial History Of Computers

by | 31st, May 2010

BEFORE the iPad and apple made computing into a thing for posers and the superficial, the machines were going to save the world. They would feed penguins. They would mow the lawn. They would launch rockets and play chess. Remember Commodore Computers and the ZX Spectrum? We do. We’ve put together an archive of pictures of how computers used to be sold to the masses. It’s was high-tech boffinry. It as in black and white…

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The "Robot" teacher, a five-feet tall computer built by the sixth form boys at Chesterfield Grammar School in Derbyshire, which was developed to give mathematics lessons. It was made from cheap parts from shops selling war disposal stock. Mr. A E Yorke the physics and chemistry teacher introduced the computer "Bardic" to two of his class.



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