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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Two-tonne Witch computer gets a reboot


The world's oldest original working digital computer is going on display at The National Museum of Computing in Buckinghamshire.
The Witch, as the machine is known, has been restored to clattering and flashing life in a three-year effort.
In its heyday in the 1950s the machine was the workhorse of the UK's atomic energy research effort.
A happy accident led to its discovery in a municipal storeroom where it had languished for 20 years.
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