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The Future Was Lasers - 16th - 17th November 2019

The Future Was Lasers - 16th - 17th November 2019
Item Qty To Buy Price
Adult Entry (Saturday) £9.00
Child Entry (Saturday) £6.00
Concession Entry (Saturday) £7.00
Family Entry - 2 Adults, 2 Children (Saturday) £26.00
Adult Entry (Sunday) £9.00
Child Entry (Sunday) £6.00
Concession Entry (Sunday) £7.00
Family Entry - 2 Adults, 2 Children (Sunday) £26.00
Domesday System - Panel Discussion (Sunday 5:15pm) £4.00
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Description :

A mini exhibition of formats that were once touted as being the future ...

Come and join us for a weekend celebrating those now forgotten formats like Laserdisc and CD-i. 

The exhibition will feature the Domesday System running on the Acorn BBC Master platform as well as the RM Nimbus, and we'll have the Acorn A3000 running laserdisc based software. There will also be a second BBC Master with Laserdisc player running the Ecodisc and Volcanoes disc.

Other systems will include various Philips CD-i systems including the very rare CD-i TV, the Commodore CDTV and CD32.

We'll also feature other surprises like the lesser known video formats like CED ...


Domesday Team Meet-Up
We will be re-uniting members of the original Domesday System team giving them a chance to socialise at the museum as well as meet the public.

5:15pm - Domesday Panel Discussion

Hosted by Bill Thompson, members of the Domesday team will talk about the project and recall the ups and downs along the way. Tickets are available for this event separately and are strictly limited. Participants will include :
  • Peter Armstrong: BBC Domesday Project creator and editor
  • Roger Kelly: Technical Project Manager
  • Ruth Rosenthal: Picture Editor
  • Stewart Atkins: Social Science Subject Specialist

Domesday System


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