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“Electronic Dreams – How 1980’s Britain learned to love the home computer”

Cafe-scientifique
Date
5 Jul 2017
Start time
7:30 PM
Venue
City Screen Basement Bar
Speaker
Dr Tom Lean

Event Information

“Electronic Dreams – How 1980’s Britain learned to love the home computer”
Dr Tom Lean, The British Library

Computers invaded British homes for the first time in the early 1980s, with a wave of cheap, futuristic microcomputers that allowed millions of people to discover for themselves the world of computing. Join Tom Lean, historian of technology and author of “Electronic Dreams: How 1980’s Britain learned to love the computer”, for a nostalgic look at how a depressed 1980s Britain got over its fear of microchips and embraced the computer as a ‘passport to the future’.

Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm presentation

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