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The Joy of Data

BBC 4 TV: The Joy of Data July 20th 2016, 9.00pm.

David Crawford in the Radio Times writes: "We live in a data driven world, where every industry you can think of relies on digital data, and there’s the constant threat of drowning in information overload. But why are we so enamoured of all this stuff, and how did we get to this point? Happily the ever enthusiastic Dr Hannah Fry – the Beeb’s new go to mathematician – is here to throw a lifebelt with this witty explainer. She argues that data is the bridge essential for scientific discovery, to move from problem to solution – and invaluable in the modern world. Along the way you’ll learn how J Lyons purveyor of fine British tea and cakes was at the forefront of the computer revolution.” The programme includes interviews with Mary Coombs and Frank Land.

The Program was repeated on 18th September 2018 at 2.00 am.

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Date : 20th July 2016

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH53570. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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