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1 Birkbeck College University of London

Abstract : There were three main motivational drivers for founding the Computer Conservation Society as a joint co-operative venture of the Science Museum and the British Computer Society. These were the:restoration to working order of historic computing machines for public display;provision of an organisational context for the expertise of computer designers and practitioners with unique knowledge of historic machines;capture, documentation and preservation of computing knowhow.Computer restoration, public display, and the notion of a ‘club’ were essential features of the original conception. Preservation and social utility were inseparably joined from the start. This paper reviews nearly 25 years of activity in pursuit of these aims.

Keywords : Computer Conservation Society Resurrection computer restoration

Author: Roger Johnson -



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