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Virtual Computing History Tour - Thursday 29th October 2020

Virtual Computing History Tour - Thursday 29th October 2020
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Join Jason for a LIVE Computing History virtual tour!

How can a computer be programmed by a strip of paper? Why does a huge block of old-fashioned memory have less capacity than a tiny chip in a mobile phone? What on earth is 01100010 01101001 01101110 01100001 011101010 01111001 (or 'binary' as we humans call it)?  

These questions and more will be answered by a LIVE guided tour of the Centre! You will be led through the extraordinary advance in technology over 50 years of computing history and discover how computers have not only accelerated our lives, but radically transformed them.

The tour starts at 6:30pm GMT (11:30am PST), and will last around 1 hour. There will be time to ask questions at the end.

This is not a technical tour, it is for everyone and looks at how computers have developed, and changed our lives.

Suitable for all ages, recommended for those over 7.

One ticket permits your whole family to take part on one device.

Here's some feedback from our Patreons who tried and tested our virtual tours for us:
I thought the tour was excellent and very professionally presented." - Kevin L
"The first person view makes it feel like you're really there!" - Max F

  • This ticket is for a digital event only.

  • Following your order, you will receive a password and Zoom info.

  • You will need a computer with a good internet connection, and a login for Zoom.

  • The tour starts at the time stated, and the Zoom room will open 5 minutes beforehand. We can’t wait for latecomers!

  • Booking will close 1 hour before the event to allow time to distribute the information needed.

  • You will be joining with your mic muted. You do not need to enable your camera if you don't want to.

  • You are welcome to ask questions, but please be respectful of others and do not dominate the call.

  • Our moderators reserve the right to remove those who do not comply with our code of conduct, which will be distributed with the meeting information.

  • These sessions will not be recorded.

Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!


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