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Photograph - CSIRAC Computer, John Spencer with CSIRAC at Museum Victoria, 1999 Image Reg. No: MM 90899 135

Summary:
This is one of a series of photographic material in print, negative and/or digital formats covering CSIRAC machine and the people associated with it. The series was acquired from the University of Melbourne in 2003.
Description Of Content:
John Spencer (left) in front of CSIRAC at Museum Victoria. In 1998 John wrote an emulator for CSIRAC to run on a modern personal computer and used it to simulate CSIRAC programs. He played a major part in recreating music first generated on CSIRAC in the early 1950s and collaborated with Paul Doornbusch to simulate the early "sounds of CSIRAC". (l-r ) John Spencer, Ron Bowles, Jurij Semkiw. 26 November 1999.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from University of Melbourne (The) Computer Science & Software Engineering Department
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: computing, csirac computer, first generation computers, mainframe computers, computer music, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: Computing Departments at the University of Melbourne, a brief history 1956-1996, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: archival materials
People Depicted: (left to right):; Spencer, John; Bowles, Ron; Semkiw, Jurij
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Person Depicted: Mr. John Spencer, Brighton, Victoria, Australia, 1999

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