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When Britannia ruled the digital waves

Tom Lean’s Electronic Dreams reminds us how Britain once led the field in computer science, producing systems more revolutionary than the Apple Mac

27 February 2016

9:00 AM

27 February 2016

9:00 AM

Electronic Dreams: How 1980s Britain Learned to Love the Computer Tom Lean

Bloomsbury Sigma, pp.287, £16.99, ISBN: 9781472918338

Everyone, we hear these days, must learn to code. Being able to program computers is the only way to be sure a computer can’t steal your job. So doctors, dancers, drivers and dieticians must all acquire programming skills, and coding needs to be at the centre of modern secondary education.

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