[LINK] RIP Sandy Douglas

David Lochrin dlochrin at d2.net.au
Wed May 5 10:11:32 AEST 2010

On Monday 03 May 2010 14:05, Pilcher, Fred wrote:
> When I were a lad I used to love going into Sydney on the bus with 
> my father to spend a few hours at the (then) Technological Museum 
> in Harris Street, later the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences [...]
> One of the displays was a computer (it had a name - damned if 
> I can remember what it was, though I knew it well then) which 
> ran OXO. I'm sure I wasn't the only small child to get a thrill 
> on the rare occasion that I beat it. 

Aaarrrrr.....  I remember the "electronic brain" meself, and the Strasbourg Clock, and the Plastic Woman (admission only when accompanied by an adult).  It was a time of innocence & wonder.

Maybe the Powerhouse should dig out some of these items and display them as things which inspired our parents & grandparents.  Children now have no sense of perspective, I say!!!

BTW, the Technological Museum was associated with the old Institute of Technology, which operated in the buildings behind the museum now occupied by TAFE.  And the Institute was the antecedent of the present University of Technology Sydney (UTS).  This whole area is developing into an educational hub, with the ABC opposite UTS in Harris Street, and Sydney Univ. just down Parramatta Road.

> I have to go now and tell those kids to get off my lawn.

I'll loan you my walking stick...


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