Wednesday, 11 May 2011

BBC Domesday project reloaded


http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-464000-504000/picture/1

The link above should take you to the Westerdale entry in the BBC project from 1986.
They are inviting updates to the original two pictures and description.
The 1986 project rather jumped the gun as in truth computer technology at the time was barely up to the job.

The information was stored on large discs about the size of an LP record.
You had to have a particular machine that could read the discs and it cost £5000 or more - very few were ever bought.
The format used on the laser discs was very different to modern computers and has needed a form of conversion to be accessible again.

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