CW@50: What was happening in IT in August over the years

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This month, we look back at what happened after the formation of ICL from English Electric and Elliot Automation. We cover the big news of the day – as a service general-purpose computing, aka time-sharing, comes to the UK – and explore how the McLaren racing car team used a Data General Nova 2 computer to process telemetry data in preparation for the Indianapolis 500, which it failed to complete. The retirement of the car from the race apparently had nothing to do with telemetry, but was down to a heavy rainstorm – which the telemetry system clearly was not monitoring.

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