What makes a computer so powerful?

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Date/Time
Monday, 12 December 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
St Margaret's United Reform Church
Victoria Avenue
London
N3 1BD


Most of the inventions critical to the success of the computer came about for quite different purposes and pre-date the computer age – in some cases by thousands of years! The computer industry has refined these ideas to create a whole which is so much more than the sum of its parts.

Mike Klein is an engineer who studied at UCL, and from 1968 used the first computers at the university – the Atlas and Iater the IBM360 – for his research. Mike has continued to use computers in his business and to keep up with the changes as they have got smaller and smaller, and cleverer and cleverer!