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Mrs Snowballs Shopping Machine is going to Cambridge!

snowballs_using_system.jpgWe are delighted that the first online shopping system has found a new home at Cambridge Museum of Computing. It has been a fantastic journey as detailed below.  The Museum’s founder and curator Jason Fitzpatrick says ‘it is a great coup for the Museum to have this working system donated to us we will have great fun showing it to the school children and other visitors we have here.’  ROCC CEO Luke Aldrich comments ‘It was a great wish of my late father that this system he and the team had so much fun re-creating should go somewhere truly educational. That it was a true British innovation means it absolutely needs to reside in a British Museum.’ 

The Cambridge Centre for Computing History was established as an educational charity to tell the story of the Information Age through exploring the historical, social and cultural impact of developments in personal computing.

If you want to find out more about the re-creation on the 1984 Shopping Machine go to The Aldrich Archive.

Posted Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Luke Aldrich

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