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My Little Kafkaesque Story..

2 years, 2 months ago Reviews and Articles, The WITCH 0

My Little Kafkaesque Story. My ‘Portrait of a Dead Witch’, a 9ft x 7ft painting from 1983, is of the Witch computer. The Harwell Dekatron/Witch computer was built in 1949 and first ran in 1951, it was titled Witch (Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computing from Harwell) when it moved from Harwell to Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College in 1957. From 1973 to 1997 the defunct machine formed part of the exhibition in Birmingham Museum of Science and Industry, where in […]