October 23, 2007
50 Years of Computing at the U of S
Going to the record books, it looks as if this academic year is the 50th anniversary of computing at the U of S. The University purchased its first computer back in October of 1957. This computer, an LGP-30, was purchased with the National Research Council's Prairie Research Laboratory.
So, as we are wont to do here at Computer Museum Central, we're throwing a party!
First off, we've got a some exhibits happening. First, we've got an exhibit featuring the Altair 8800. We've also gone and refreshed our Thorvaldson exhibits. Finally, we've got ourselves an exhibit at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, that we call Blast From the Past, from October 29th to November 9th.
And, the party that you were promised is happening Friday, November 9th, to wrap up Technology Week here. It runs from 10am to 12pm, with classic video games, prizes, and cake!
We'd be right pleased if you'd come out to the exhibits and check them out... there's plenty of interesting bits to see. And it would tickle us PINK if you'd come to our party. We hope to see you there!
Posted by Shane Doucette at October 23, 2007 12:49 PM