We hate 2020!

Just when we thought 2020 couldn't get any worse! We were about to re-open after many months of being closed but then disaster struck when a mains water pipe burst and flooded much of the ground floor of the museum.
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Richard Braithwaite coined the phrase ‘computer’.

Richard Braithwaite coined the phrase ‘computer’.

1613 - The first known use of the word 'computer' is in a book called The Yong Mans Gleanings by Richard Braithwaite. He said, in 1613, that he had read of "the truest computer", who was the "best arithmetician that ever breathed". So back then, computers were people who carried out calculations. (Oxford English Dictionary (Third ed.). Oxford University Press. March 2008)





Richard Braithwaite coined the phrase ‘computer’.

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