Computers in the 60s
A compilation of Tomorrow's World features looking at how computers were in the sixties and what they might become.
Clips from this programme
Office of the Future: First broadcast: 16 April 1969 .James Burke becomes an executive in a futuristic office where the role of a secretary has been usurped by an automated robot. ScannerDuration: 03:05
Nellie: School Computer: First broadcast: 5 February 1969: Forest Grammar School in Berkshire's computer- solves mathematical equations, plays music. Lessons also include computer maintenance, delay line storage, noughts and crosses game, punched tapeDuration: 07:18
Europe's first Home Computer Terminal: First broadcast: 20 September 1967: (Derek Cooper investigates), Rex Malik (industrial consultant): An electric typewriter, sends and receive messages, update his diary and check his bank balance from a central 'brain'. Even his four-year-old son Nicholas can use it.Duration: 02:56
Digital Drawing Board: First Broadcast: 16 April 1969: Derek Cooper examines innovations in mechanical design engineering (CAD, Computer Aided Design), punched tape, light pen, hard discDuration: 02:22