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BBC Computer Literacy Project 1980-1989 [message #3279] Sat, 07 July 2018 11:18 Go to previous message is currently offline
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The Computer Literacy Project 1980 - 1989

The 1980s saw a revolution in computing. At the beginning, low cost 'micros' were a novelty; by the end they were almost everywhere.

In 1978/1979 the UK seemed woefully unprepared for the 'new technology'. In business and industry, the silicon chip was changing ways of working, threatening many jobs and making the UK uncompetitive.

By 1980 both government and the BBC saw the need for a public awareness and education campaign. The result was the BBC's ambitious Computer Literacy Project. It coincided with the explosion of personal computing. The project chronicled an important period in the history of computing as well as contributing to it.

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