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The Icon Bar: News and features: Digital History exhibition

Digital History exhibition

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 12:37, 5/6/2003 | , , , ,
Now that many of you seem to be wandering around aimlessly post-University, how about a trip to Swindon for a history lesson?

Acorn AtomThe Museum of Computing (see www.digitalhistory.org.uk) is holding an exhibition entitled Computers@Home and features machines from the late 70's through to the 80's. Acorn hardware included? I should cocoa. Atoms, Electrons and Beebs, and maybe some old-school Archimedes, nestle among other lesser machines from Apple, Commodore, Sinclair and Atari, to name but a few.

Many of the machines are from organiser Simon Webb's personal collection, but the exhibition is constantly being updated as more machines are donated. Not doubt if you have some hardware to donate they'd like to hear from you too (I'm looking in your direction, Mr. The Vigay).

Skint students and taxpayers alike will no doubt be overjoyed that admission is free, Monday to Friday 9-5 and Saturdays 9-1. You're looking for the Oakfield Campus of the University of Bath in Swindon. There's even directions on the web site to help you out. So come on students, get out of bed, and spend the afternoon actually learning something for a change!

Link: www.digitalhistory.org.uk

  Digital History exhibition
  ribbit (17:42 5/6/2003)
  flibble (19:58 5/6/2003)
    rich (22:18 5/6/2003)
      ribbit (22:46 5/6/2003)
        Paul (13:03 6/6/2003)
          [mentat] (00:51 7/6/2003)
            swebb (06:15 18/1/2005)
Cuddlebunny Message #92308, posted by ribbit at 17:42, 5/6/2003
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Great news, but [pedantry]'I should cocoa' actually implies deep sceptism, so unless you don't believe what the organisers say, the phrase is misused here.[/pedantry]
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Peter Howkins Message #92309, posted by flibble at 19:58, 5/6/2003, in reply to message #92308

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With that level of pedantry Ribbit is deffinatly qualified to report on RISC OS ;-)
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Richard Goodwin Message #92310, posted by rich at 22:18, 5/6/2003, in reply to message #92309
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Actually "I should cocoa" is rhyming slang for "I should say so". It can be used ironically, but then again, so can just about every other phrase.
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Cuddlebunny Message #92311, posted by ribbit at 22:46, 5/6/2003, in reply to message #92310
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Well, not according to Sir Kenneth of Williams, but as I used to use the phrase as you did in the news article, I imagine it's perhaps changed its meaning.
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Paul Message #92312, posted at 13:03, 6/6/2003, in reply to message #92311
Unregistered user That Acorn Atom looks familiar....
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I don't have tourettes you're just a cun Message #92313, posted by [mentat] at 00:51, 7/6/2003, in reply to message #92312
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Bah. Who wants an A4000 or A3010. Quick....!
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Simon Webb Message #92314, posted by swebb at 06:15, 18/1/2005, in reply to message #92313
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The web address for the museum has changed to
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