The CN News page brings you important technology trends and new developments from Computing Now and IEEE Computer Society magazines. We’ve been invited along by the event organisers at the historic King Edward Vi School , where the legendary English playwright was educated, and will have a table in the ‘history of computing’ section (see below) of this fantastic, free and fun-packed digital day out dedicated to computer science and computing in education, industry and leisure.
Andy told Retro Computing News that he currently has such industry notables as Jon Ritman, Steve Wetherill, Jas Austin, Oliver Frey, Roger Kean, Simon Butler, Ben Daglish, Mev Dinc and John Romero signed up for the project, with the list growing daily!
The group, which will be of particular interest to anyone looking for new hardware add-ons, repair service and general advice, has been dubbed the ‘Retro Computer Clinic’ and is aimed at users of classic Sinclair, Commodore, Amstrad, Atari , Sega, Nintendo and similar retro computing systems and consoles.
Based in the market town of Ludlow in Shropshire, England, Newsfield is most famed for publishing a number of popular computer game magazines from the mid-1980s to early-1990s. One of the UK’s most prolific home computer gaming publishers of the 1980s-90s is to be honoured by Ludlow Civic Society in the now-defunct company’s ‘birthplace’, Ludlow, with a special blue heritage plaque!
The Recursion 2015 computer science fair is taking place in The Levi Fox Hall at the King Edward Vi School in Church Street on 4 July, 11am – 4pm, and judging by the final exhibition plan released today (click image below for larger version) should be a cracking event – and what’s more, admission is FREE!