Instead of controlling big, welldrawn characters like Super Mario, in early computer
games you usually only controlled a line, or a very poorly drawn spaceship.
From a PDP-8/S to a DECSYSTEM-20 to a Toad 1, Allen's collection of systems from the late 1960s to the mid-1990s preserves the significant software created on these early computers
Just as bigger-than-refrigerator early computers
went through the process of miniaturization, early black powder weapons would evolve to more simplified and efficient forms.
At other times, the artist conjures images of blinking lights on nuclear power plant control panels and early computers
, manipulating density by programming the lights to fade gradually in and out.
Mrs Cusworth, 80, operated one of the early computers
- a comptometer - in the general office at the former ICI in Huddersfield for about six years.
He was looking down the same road as early computers
The problem came about as a result of the way early computers
were originally programmed.