ZDNet UK's National Museum of Computing awayday

ZDNet UK's National Museum of Computing awayday

Summary: The editorial team took to the road on Thursday, to test our readiness for remote working and explore The National Museum Of Computing

TOPICS: After Hours

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  • BBC Acorns

    Our first temporary office was in a room containing 15 BBC Micros, among other goodies. These iconic educational computers were created by Acorn in the early 1980s, and are credited with introducing a generation to the joys of programming — something that today's Raspberry Pi is attempting to revive.

  • Rupert Goodwins with Acorns

    ZDNet UK's editor Rupert Goodwins remembers enough BASIC to announce our presence on-screen...

  • BBC Domesday Project

    The BBC Micro was used to access the broadcaster's ambitious 900th-anniversary Domesday Project in 1986, which was based on then-revolutionary laserdiscs. These LP-sized media never caught on, and working Domesday systems are consequently as rare as hens' teeth — TNMOC has three of them.

Topic: After Hours


Charles has been in tech publishing since the late 1980s, starting with Reed's Practical Computing, then moving to Ziff-Davis to help launch the UK version of PC Magazine in 1992. ZDNet came looking for a Reviews Editor in 2000, and he's been here ever since.

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