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Lyons Electronic Office

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by JaquesJaquesLiverot, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. JaquesJaquesLiverot

    JaquesJaquesLiverot Established commenter

    There was an interesting episode of the Radio 4 series Hidden Histories of the Information Age this morning about the pioneering role of Lyons (the cake manufacturer) in the development of the Computer as a business tool:

    Hidden Histories of the Information Age: LEO
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  2. clickschool

    clickschool New commenter

    The 1957 video is pretty good too:
  3. icaldwell

    icaldwell New commenter

    also available as a podcast in iTunes
  4. Twinklefoottoe

    Twinklefoottoe Senior commenter

    Excellent! Very interesting. Do pupils make the connection between computers and Leo?
  5. JaquesJaquesLiverot

    JaquesJaquesLiverot Established commenter

    When I introduce networks I do a brief history of computing to show the evolution from mainframes to dispersed systems to networked systems, and I've included a picture of LEO for about 15 years!
  6. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    Still find it hard to believe in 1974 the ICT 1901t running Exec/George with 96k memory ran all the systems for stocks, sales, purchasing, invoicing, payroll and forecasting etc at Fenners Ltd.
    My PC doing this has 100 times the memory and 1000 times the disk capacity at a thousandth of the price.

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