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Vintage Computer Festival GB

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Vintage Computer Festival GB

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If any of you are interested in retro gaming and old computers then why not come along to the UKs first Vintage Computer Festival on 19th and 20th June 2010. It is being organised by The National Museum of Computing and is being held at Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes (where the computer museum is based).
Details of the event  here.
Tickets are £10 on the days or get discounted/concession rates by booking online here.  These are Bletchley Park season tickets allowing you to re-visit Bletchley free for a period of 12 months.
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I'm a volunteer at the computer museum and involved in organising the event. Both the museum and Bletchley Park are worth a visit on their own with lots to see.
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival GB

English Electric Deuce?
(first computer I programmed)
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival GB

LEO III
but the first code I ever wrote was for the HP-65 pocket calculator.
NB. I'm not old enough to remember all this.
Gabe
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival GB

Quote from: HPsauce
English Electric Deuce?
(first computer I programmed)

I'll trump that with a Ferranti Pegasus 1b - Driven by a combination of valves / steam / optimism.    But with a 42 bit word did a magic job of Monte Carlo simulations Cheesy
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival GB

Not quite as far back - I started on an ICL System 4/70
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival GB

not 100% sure what I did my programming on in the Early 70's, used to make up the fortran punchcards and hand them in to the office, got the results out the next day
We also had an Early Wang network, the days before IBM got going on the PC
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival GB

Quite recent compared with some, IBM 7090, in Fortran II.