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In 1982 the British government launched a £3.75m initiative to promote the use of micro computers in business. The initiative was called 'Information Technology 82' and consisted of a series of events around the United Kingdom, short informative videos and booklets.

It was funded with private sector and government money. 

The events included an exhibition at the Science Museum from April to August 1982, as well as many smaller regional exhibitions of the technology of the time. These exhibitions highlighted the computing hardware that was currently available, demonstrations of software, and talks around the advantages of 'computerising your business'.  

Information technology centres were set-up to provide computer training with many courses aimed at young people. Summer camps we also set-up specifically to help engage with children.

To commemorate this initiative the Post Office released a set of stamps and first day covers.

Date : 1982

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH49343. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Information Technology Year 1982

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