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1980s home computing at TNMOC

Venue: Bletchley, MK
Date: 29 Jan 2020 - 30 Jun 2020
Times: Normal opening times

Reliving Britain’s heyday in 1980s home computing at TNMOC

21 January 2020

The heyday of British home computing in the 1980s is the focus of a pop-up display at The National Museum of Computing on the Bletchley Park Estate until 30 June 2020.

From Sinclair ZX80s through ZX Spectrums to the BBC micro, visitors of a certain age can relive their entry into computing with hands-on access to many of the original machines. Video clips also give reminders of the landmark BBC computer literacy series that introduced so many of today’s computer programmers to the fast-developing world of computing.

Visitors can relive these glory days with hands-on access to a range of 1980s machines and see some of the other lesser-known but important models of the day. They can also learn how the RISC computer developed for the BBC micro went on to become the ARM chip that today is found in almost every smartphone on the planet..

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