Film: 5290

Industry + Work | 1960 | Sound | B/W


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The anatomy of computers. 1960's

History of sound waves. Professor Stanley Gill talks about sums and uses blackboard. Mercury tank to store information. Then used wire. Components. Magnetic core. Decimal and binary. Circuit elements in diagrammatic form. Punch-hole card and punch paper tape (punch cards). Large computer using cards and tape. Computer tapes (magnetic) in operation. Still picture of old computer room in Manchester or Cambridge.

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