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56693 Computer Appreciation Course for Top Civil Servants

Correspondence concerning the LEO team's involvement (along with ICT and Elliott) in a Computer Appreciation Course arranged for 'the most senior Civil Servants i.e. the Permanent Secretaries'. Comprises:

  • memo from Bob Gibson to TR Thompson (copied to David Caminer and John Aris) giving a proposed itinerary for the event;
  • manuscript notes for 'Talk to Top Civil Servants' written for David Caminer by John Aris, with enclosing note from John Smythson;
  • typescript diary note memo from Bob Gibson to David Caminer, confirming the Computer Appreciation Course for 6th Dec 1963 at the Cabinet Office.
  • typescript letter from FJM Laver of the Treasury, enclosing a timetable for the course on 6th Dec 1963 'Presentation of Possible Uses of A.D.P. in the Civil Service'.

Research comments: It is interesting that by the end of 1963 it is still necessary for ICT staff to spend 35 minutes of a presentation to senior civil servants explaining what a computer is (see timetable). (LM)

Date : November 1963 to December 1963

Creator : Gibson, Robert; Aris, John; Smythson, John

Physical Description : 1 file (7 pages), paper; typescript and manuscript

Provenance :
From David Caminer's papers.



Archive References : CMLEO/DC/WF/TRN/9 , DTC/1/14

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH56693. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 
Article: 56693 Computer Appreciation Course for Top Civil Servants

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