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The History of Computers and Calculation
A talk by Trevor Clarke
Tuesday 21 January 2020 @ 19:30 – 22:00
Throughout history man has been making machines to perform calculations, from the abacus to the digital computer.
Trevor Clarke has spent his career in computers, from the massive, but under powered mainframe to the PC and iPhone. At the same time, with an engineering background, he has been fascinated by the pre computer, mechanical calculators and has an extensive collection of these historic items.
Trevor’s talk will look at the history of mechanical calculation and computers charting the incredible explosion of computer power, that we now take for granted.
There will also be a display of mechanical calculators.