Rebuild of the world's first electronic computer #bpark
11 May 2009 15:30

Rebuild of the world's first electronic computer #bpark 



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posted by N1cks 12 May 2009 02:34

Wonder what games it has.....

posted by Steve Jones 11 May 2009 18:06

I've spent a happy half an hour watching this machine at work.
This was built by a telephone engineer, can you imagine how rich he would have been if he was allowed to continue with the work. IBM Microsoft PAH! The UK would have been 20 years ahead of these guys

posted by Mark Lewis 11 May 2009 18:01

but 21 is only half the truth....

posted by Adam 11 May 2009 17:48

Stephen Fry I can save everyone some time: it's 42.

posted by Claire D 11 May 2009 17:36

wow - all that just to work out what 2+2 is....

posted by Margaret Anderson 11 May 2009 17:25

My laptop is complicated enough thanks.:^O

posted by R Srinivasan 11 May 2009 17:09

Impressive. But the old valve machines were impressive behemoths!

posted by Trina 11 May 2009 16:58

Stephen Fry *impressed whistle* It looks like something out of "Desk Set."

posted by Scotsdreamer 11 May 2009 16:35

this is like the desktop I have at work... Bet this is faster though

posted by oscarBravo 11 May 2009 16:10

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of these!

posted by Robert Payes 11 May 2009 16:09

At first glance, I thought it was Keith Emerson's old Moog synthesizer. :>

posted by ScrapShed 11 May 2009 16:04

Never has something so big done so little... or so much.

posted by Jimmi Packham 11 May 2009 15:50

Good to see the tradition of keeping stuffed toys on the computer goes way back.

posted by Jimmi Packham 11 May 2009 15:49

Good to see the tradition of keeping stuffed toys on the computer goes way back.

posted by Sue C Long 11 May 2009 15:45

Stephen Fry ... Impressive stuff, especially for it's time - we could never have moved forward without the minds of genius!

posted by Matt Drury 11 May 2009 15:43

Does it run Ubuntu?

posted by Jackie 11 May 2009 15:43

Stephen Fry amazing!! It's so much bigger then I thought! Computers have changed so much.

posted by Mathys van Abbe 11 May 2009 15:35

Stephen Fry did you know that the iPhone has way more computing power than all the computer which send Apollo 11 to the moon? of course you did!

posted by Tim Thraeryn 11 May 2009 15:33

Goodness. Such a contraption, and so much of it would fit on one, two chips now. What would Turing say?

posted by Ian Morris 11 May 2009 15:33

Babage would be so proud... lol Smilie

posted by kajata 11 May 2009 15:33

I wonder what its specs are...

posted by Andrew Gooding 11 May 2009 15:33

Is that a random stuffed squirrel to the left ?

posted by Jackie 11 May 2009 15:32

Stephen Fry amazing!! It's so much bigger then I thought! Computers have changed so much.


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