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2020 was the worst! COVID kept the museum closed for much of the year and a mains water pipe bursting causing a flood kept us closed for the rest. 
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Ibycus Information

It was custom made for using the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Data. When the Packard institute first produced this data with a huge donation from Packard himself to pay for all the man-hours, they found there was no hardware that could easily edit the stuff electronically. So they made it.

The Ibycus was revolutionary in that you could type English then press a button and type Hebrew from Right to Left. It took IBM PC about a decade to catch up with this. (Actually, mixed Left-to-Right English and Right-to-Left Hebrew was first available on the Amstrad CPC computer, using software made by me. I needed it for writing my thesis, and I sold it to most of the synagogue newspapers in the UK, who all bought  Amstrads because PCs weren't capable of doing this.)

Very few Ibycus computers were ever made. I think there were only a handful in the UK.


Ibycus Information

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