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Thursday, May 22, 2003
unusual music (incl T Lehrer)
The Remains Of Tom Lehrer
Rhino Records, May 23, 2000
Three-CD box set coming soon from Rhino. It will include in their entirety: Songs By Tom Lehrer (original version), More Of Tom Lehrer, Tom Lehrer Revisited (British version), An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer, and That Was The Year That Was. It will also include "O-U (The Hound Song)" and "S-N (Snore, Sniff and Sneeze)" from "The Electric Company", "That's Mathematics", plus newly-recorded versions of "N Apostrophe T", "Selling Out," "(I'm Spending) Hanukkah in Santa Monica", and "Trees".
Tom Kilburn, scientist behind stored-program computer, dies
Source: SMH|Published: Friday January 19, 1:40 PM
A computing pioneer who helped build the world's first stored-program computer has died.
Tom Kilburn, who was 79, died on Wednesday in Manchester after a long illness but the cause of his death has not been revealed.
Kilburn and a colleague at Manchester University began experimenting with storing data on cathode-ray tubes after World War II.
In June 1948, they successfully tested the first computer capable of storing a program.
Kilburn stayed at Manchester University until his retirement in 1981.
He established the university's computer science department in 1964 -- the first at a British university.
A modest Kilburn confessed at anniversary celebrations for his 1948 invention that he didn't even own a computer.
Alas, this site seems to no longer be extant.
You can read about it at
and there is a Pandora (National Library of Australia) archive at
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