Coding Special - Meeting Forty-Three: Coding Special
Sydney Padua, Canadian graphic novellist and animator, who has worked on films like John Carter and Clash of the Titans, and author of best-selling steampunk graphic novel The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer, donates to the Museum Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, which is a bit of a problem because he never got made. If the machine were built it would have even had its own error pop-up message.
Eben Upton, the inventor of the "Raspberry Pi", a computer the size of the credit card which is the fastest-selling British personal computer in the world, offers The Museum a BBC Micro computer, the standard computer in schools for in the 1980s.
Matt Parker, Australian comedian and ex-maths teacher, member of the Festival of the Spoken Nerd, and whenever asked by lazy interviewers what his favourite number is gives a difference answer every time, gives a Williams-Kilburn tube, a cathode ray tube that helped to move computers from gigantic machines to more electronic ones. It was responsible for RAM and the Manchester Baby.
This episode was part of a Make It Digital, a BBC season of programmes encouraging people to learn to code.
- Thursday 10th September 2015
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|John Lloyd||Host / Presenter|
|Sarah Millican||Host / Presenter|