Listening to the music of Turing's computer

Listening to the music of Turing's computer
 

The earliest known recording of music produced by a computer - a machine operated by Alan Turing, no less - has finally been made to sound exactly as it did 65 years ago.
It's hardly chart-topping material. The performance is halting and the tone reedy.
It starts with a few bars of the national anthem, then a burst of Baa Baa Black Sheep, followed by a truncated rendition of Glenn Miller's swing hit In The Mood. ("The machine's obviously not in the mood," an engineer can be heard remarking when it stops mid-way.)
But the rudimentary audio track is a landmark - the first time that... read more

 
1 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 46
Source: BBC
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