RodSmallwood at mail.ediconsulting.co.uk
Sun Sep 2 09:15:01 CDT 2007
Well that's interesting....
How much of it will be running?
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Subject: Re: British Computers.
Rod Smallwood wrote:
> A passing thought.. should there be a British Section at Bletchley?
Don't worry, there will be :-) Plus there'll be various other British
machines littering other sections (Inmos, ICL, Elliott, Marconi, BCL,
etc.) which naturally fit better with some of the other 'themes'.
I'm not quite sure when the room with the focus on British machines will
come on-line; notionally we're starting at the top end of the building
(Colossus, Tunny et al, workshop, really big iron, analogue machines)
and working our way down the corridor room-by-room. The 'British Room'
is about halfway down - hopefully get to that one in around 6 months or
so. It's slow going as every room ends up having to be gutted, cleaned
I was going to ask about Irish machines and see that James got there
first; did Ireland ever make any micros?
We spent today doing some final assessment work on the ICL 2966
mainframe prior to its move to final destination (as well as the 40 or
so cabinets there seems to be a metric buttload of spares).
Wall-painting's now finished in the room that it'll be going in to, and
a couple of different firms are coming in on Monday to see the beast and
give us a quote for moving it. If all goes well hopefully it'll get
shifted in the next couple of weeks...
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