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Old Enough to Remember This?

Benedict_Arnold

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https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+tomorrows+world+compact+disc&view=detail&mid=EDAD7142726ABDD4E20EEDAD7142726ABDD4E20E&FORM=VIRE
 

andyjm

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At the risk of sounding like an old duffer, interesting to compare the quality of the explanation with TV today. Excellent technical description, well presented and scientifically accurate.
 

TomSawyer

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Yep- was on just before Top of the Pops. 7:00 Tomorrow's World, 7:30 TOTP on a Thursday, my two favourite programmes. Who would have thought I'd end up a guitar playing engineer?

One episode, they explained that the new Cray supercomputers were liquid cooled using a non conducting liquid and to demonstrate lowered a working big old tube TV into a fish tank of liquid so we could see the picture still working.
 

Benedict_Arnold

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In those days, the BBC would have been sure to put black plastic tape over the badges.More interested to know what speakers they were using - Harbeths or something else back then?

Remember how they used to scrub the printing (or whatever it was) off the washing up liquid bottles on Blue Peter?
 

Benedict_Arnold

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andyjm said:
At the risk of sounding like an old duffer, interesting to compare the quality of the explanation with TV today. Excellent technical description, well presented and scientifically accurate.
I recently went for a job interview where the job is largely to explain technical oil and gas stuff to bankers who don't even fill up their own cars (probably). The 60-ish English guy interviewing me got it immediately when I said "Tomorrow's World". The American didn't.
 

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