Off-Topic (was: Re: [LINK] mystery header)
Sat, 24 Mar 2001 11:43:20 +1100
At 9:28 AM +1100 24/3/01, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>If anyone is in Melbourne for a visit or living here, I can highly
>recommend the new Museum of Victoria where CSIRAC now lives.
And a few bits of SILLIAC, which was built contemporaneously with
CSIRAC can be found at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. About the
same time the Atomic Energy Commission had a home built computer but
I am uncertain of it's fate. I remember Bruce McKellar, who was a
fellow honours physics student, (last I heard he was Dean of Science
at Melbourne University and Professor of Theoretical Physics)
returning from a vacation job at the AEC and telling us that he has
programmed their computer in algebra using something called Fortran.
We found this difficult to believe!
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