BBC Computer Literacy Project

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BBC Computer Literacy Project

Post by UBT - Timbo » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:35 pm

Hi all

The BBC has released details of the Computer Literacy Project, containing lots of TV programme recordings going back to the beginnings of the home computer industry, such as the BBC Model B.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44628869

You can view stuff here:

https://computer-literacy-project.pilot ... dio.co.uk/

So, that's my "summer" sorted !!

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Re: BBC Computer Literacy Project

Post by UBT - Timbo » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:48 pm

Hi all

This might bring back memories for some - it's the 31st May 1987 edition of Micro File where they talk about email, and using modems (actually acoustic couplers in one instance !!!!).

https://computer-literacy-project.pilot ... def8a46ced

Times really have changed - 31 yrs later and a mobile phone can send any data you want across the interweb to another mobile !!

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Re: BBC Computer Literacy Project

Post by UBT - Mikee » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:29 am

Hi

I remember watching some of these. However, one of my favourite channels was .tv (aka dottv or the computer channel) I think it was channel 660 for a couple of years. 2 hours of 'live' stuff between 6 and 8 the recorded segments mostly to do with gaming. Mind you having Kate Russell presenting was also a bit of a pull! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... dO-Em8eAMc

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Re: BBC Computer Literacy Project

Post by bigsinky » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:28 am

BBC Micro Model B with a whole 32K of RAM. OMG those were the days. Playing Elite. Getting my first double sided 80 Track 5 1/4 inch disk drive. 128K Solidisk sideways RAM. Burning my own EEPROMS. i miss them days :(
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