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Computer Chronicles and the Way Back Machine

Monday, 5 February, 2018 - 19:30

Welcome, to the first EdLUG talk of 2018 !

This month Shehraz Ditta will give a a dual-combo talk about Computer Chronicles, an 80's and 90's PBS broadcast television series that discussed the rise of personal computing and Internet in the industry ; and give an introduction for the Way Back Machine, also known as The Internet Archive, or Archive.org, a site on which as many web sites have been stored at various points in their history. Old site no longer reachable? The Way Back Machine just might have it!

Computer Chronicles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Chronicles

Way Back Machine: https://archive.org/

 

If you have never been to one of these meetings, just know that it's friendly and informal - grab a pint or a soda, come ask questions, get help with open source software and Linux, or simply rant & rave!

There will also be a Linux laptop on hand for a quick show and tell for anyone who is curious, and you can also bring your own laptop to troubleshoot Linux, or try Linux on your own laptop - without installing it.

The meeting will be in the back room of the Southsider pub, West Richmond Street, Edinburgh from 7:30pm, with a brief introduction to Linux, open source and free software for any newcomers.

The scheduled talk will start at 8pm.

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