Electronic Dreams - How 1980s Britain Learned to Love the Computer

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Electronic Dreams 'charts the rise and fall of the home computer, the family of futuristic and quirky machines that took compting from the realm of science and science fiction to become a user-friendly domestic technology.'  The book tells the story of home computing in the UK in the 1980s, covering familiar machines like the Sinclair ZX Spectrum as well as the raft of less popular devices that tried to take advantage of the home computing boom.  

It is written in an accessible popular history style.  Staff members from The Centre for Computing History contributed to the author's research.

On 22 October 2016, the author, Tom Lean, gave a talk on this topic at the Centre as part of the University of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.  Our copy of his book was signed by him on the night.

ISBN : 978-1-4729-1833-8

Publisher : Bloomsbury

Author : Tom Lean

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-Tom Lean-

 

 

 

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH42594. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 
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