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Stan Evans: Reminiscences

Stan Evans, born 23.09.1926.

Abstract: In 1956, already having experience as an electronic technician, and aged 30, he saw an advertisement for maintenance engineers to work on the LEO Computer.  Although having no computer knowledge, Stan applied, and following an interview with Peter Mann was offered the job of trainee maintenance engineer on LEO I at Cadby Hall.  

In his reminiscences Stan describes work as a maintenance engineer and the interaction with the programming team led by David Caminer.  Stan continued on LEO I and assumed head role of its maintenance team when LEO II arrived and was installed in Elms house.  Later transferred to LEO II he recalls being called back to LEO I when they hit an engineering problem they could not solve.

He was offered the role of commissioning and looking after LEO II/9 at Ilford Limited (in Ilford, East London) and moved house to Ilford.  After 5 satisfactory years with LEO he changed jobs joining Honeywell, where amongst jobs he was responsible for installing the Honeywell computer at Bournemouth Corporation.

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