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We've come a long way baby

Way back in 1956, the Norwich City Council ordered an Elliott 405 computer. The computer was delivered to the City Treasurer’s Department in 1957 and - back then – it took a few good men to get the job done.
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Today however, that is not the case. With only a tweezer grip a single person can deliver a hell of a lot more computing power, as you can see on the picture. Comparing the two might be a bit unfair, but still, the picture is to good to let it slip by unnoticed. The Raspberry Pi Zero has a formfactor of 65mmx30mmx5mm. The Elliot, on the other hand, is the size of an elephant.

The Elliot 405 was delivered in February 1957 and became operational in April 1957. Installing a computer today is a matter of minutes, according to the Norfolk Record Office's Facebook page.


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