From There To Here Part 2
The machines of 1966 were monstrous, power hungry, unreliable, quirky, dispensers of printed paper but at a speed which quirky, unreliable, humans could not match. Fifty years of Engineering, fuelled by a fear in the West of a different order of things, has resulted in the same device appearing everywhere as little more than a bejewelled bar of soap. The reduction of electronics to the nanometric scale now being de facto; James Wiltshire points to some significant contributions of women to computing, — the paucity of women working in the industry being a subject of current debate. Lastly James Wiltshire muses upon what computer seem not able to do yet, or do badly.
Date: 14 October 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
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