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Seven years ago we received the hardcopy archive of Computer Weekly dating back to 1966. What a mine of data it has proved to be! Thanks to volunteer archivist Brian Aldous, we now have a quarterly post with the headlines from decades ago. 

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Happy Engineer's Day. (Well. Twitter is saying so.) Here are some women in computing in Google's Cultural Institute.

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Imagine volunteering in the world's first purpose-built computing centre! Would you or anyone you know be interested in volunteering at our Museum. No special computing skills necessary. There's a volunteering open day on 24 September.
Jacqui needs YOU!

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"The guides are amazing - so well informed and enthusiastic, and all seem to be cast in the same mould as the original Bletchley veterans. It all makes for a real time-travel experience so one can really feel the atmosphere of the time."
Excerpt from a Tripadvisor review.

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Here's a reminder about the accessibility of TNMOC for disabled visitors.

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Agriculture has seen significant computing applications, like using the Elliott for egg production stats in the 1960s, but nothing quite like this: the hands-free hectare. A field of barley grown by robots.

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Is this a first? It's an emoji from an email sent to me from a 93-year-old Colossus veteran.

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Can you remember the booting-up sound of your favourite vintage computer?

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We've had quite a few responses from men with stories of their long-term programming experience -- but here's a great one from a woman in computing.

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New trustee at TNMOC. James Mayo, with 25 years of international sales, marketing and business development experience, will have specific responsibility for the commercial and business development of the Museum.
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