This ten part series which presents the basic concepts of microcomputers and their effects on our lives. No.1 “It’s Happening Now” - Explores the abilities of computers and shows how much a part of everyday life they have already become. No.2 “One Thing After Another” - Explains that a computer program is simply a logical set of instructions. No.3 “Talking to a Machine” - A computer language like BASIC is more like English than at first thought. No.4 “It’s on the Computer” - The storage of information and how to access it. Shows the British Museum Science Reference Library and a modern hospital where a Commodore PET is seen in operation. No.5 “The New Media” - Computer uses for our daily needs at home and in the office.
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