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Bob talking to visitors about Baby

To celebrate the Baby computer’s 70th anniversary, volunteer Bob Geatrell has written a post on what it’s like to work with our replica of the machine that gave birth to modern computing.

Think of a scientist. What do you picture?  The stereotypical answer (and the one we’re trying hard to change) would be a man, maybe in a lab coat. But even a century ago, that wasn’t necessarily the case.

What’s love got to do with computing? Associate Curator Sarah Baines finds out, with a little help from our team of Computer Volunteers, who ran a Valentine’s Day-themed program at the museum.