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Nellie: School Computer

Duration: 07:21

First broadcast: 5 February 1969

While many pupils might wish they could hand their schoolwork over to a computer, the boys of Forest Grammar School in Berkshire have turned a computer into schoolwork.

Dubbed Nellie, the machine can be programmed to solve mathematical equations or even play music. Lessons also include computer maintenance - something of a necessity, considering the likelihood of Nellie crashing.

Available since: Fri 15 Feb 2013

This clip is from

Tomorrow's World Series 4, 05/02/1969

Edition of the science programme featuring a computer called 'Nellie'. (1969)

First broadcast: 05 Feb 1969

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