“A nearly impenetrable thicket of geekitude…”

Blast from the Past

Posted on March 15, 2007 at 13:17

This 1986 Promotional Video for Computer Science Dept, Edinburgh was made a few years after I graduated, so I don’t think any of the thin, bearded, bespectacled computer scientists in the film are actually me. I can recognise a fair number of my old friends and colleagues, though (djr, rwt, gdmr, gb), and of course many of my favourite toys are featured.

Two 300 mega byte hard disks, eh? What riches!

[Updated 20070409. The video has been made private, so you may find you can only access it by talking to the uploader directly. Sorry about that.]

Ian: can’t play the video!

“This is a private video. If you have been sent this video, please make sure you accept the sender’s friend request”

Can you fix it, and then forward the link to the History group?



— Graham Toal on March 16, 2007

Unfortunately I’m getting the same response myself now. I didn’t upload the video, so I can’t change this.

— Ian Young on March 16, 2007