Tomorrow's World - Nellie: School Computer

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

In case you're racking your brains to identify the tune played by Nellie, it's 'What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor?', a tune that dates back at least to the 1820s and possibly even earlier.

↗ Originally broadcast 5 February 1969.

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