Antiques code show

Over my lunch hour I watched “The Antiques Code Show”, a webinar hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Technology in Cambridge. It was a series of interviews about notable projects in the history of the department. My favorite was the video about the EDSAC and Maurice Wilkes.

Professor Andy Hopper: [Maurice] was quite intense in a way. He was intellectually very determined. Maurice’s mission was to change the world.

I also enjoyed the interview with Sian Gooding, a graduate student who is developing tools to help people who struggle with literacy.