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A Computer Called LEO

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The eccentric story of one of the most bizarre marriages in the history of British business: the invention of the world's first office computer and the Lyons Teashop.

"LEO and its creators deserve their place in history not because of what it was, but because of what it did. For LEO was the first computer in the world to be harnessed to the task of running a business." - Georgina Ferry.

Published: 2003.

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A paperback edition was published in 2005, by Harper Perennial.

Georgina Ferry Transcripts:
Georgina Ferry has donated the unedited transcripts of the people she interviewed for her book, A Computer called LEO, to the Heritage Project of the LEO Computers Society. The following interviewees are included: Anthony Salmon, Maurice Wilkes, David Wheeler, Murray Laver, David Caminer, John Pinkerton, Ernest Kaye, Ray Shaw, Derek Hemy, Peter Hermon, John Aris, Mary Coombs, Ralph Land, Frank Land (incomplete first half of transcript lost).

ISBN : 1841151866

Publisher : Fourth Estate

Author : Georgina Ferry

Format : Hardback

-Georgina Ferry-




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