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History of computing

Recommended Week

Year 1 : All Weeks

Originators

Dan Page, Nigel Smart, Kerstin Eder

Task

Please research the history of one chosen major player in the operating system area:

or famous theoretician/early CS person:

Prepaper a talk for 10 mins or so on the chosen system/person.

Alternativelly, the tutorial can focus on discussion of a more recent event from Computing history: the Millenium Bug. Please have a look on the paper "Myth of the year 2000" in The Computer Journal 41: 67-70, 1998, which had described the prediction and worries, and discuss them during the tutorial.