Met Office computer room, 1965

Met Office computer room, 1965

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Credit: BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT, THE MET OFFICE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Met Office computer room. Met Office employees in a computer room with tape decks (background), a paper tape reader (centre), and a console with a flexowriter (left). The punched tape is fed into the machines to store and process climate and weather data. The flexowriter is a typewriter that is used to punch data onto the paper tape. The Met Office, the UK's national weather monitoring and forecasting service, began to use computers in the 1950s and 1960s. Photographed in November 1965, at the Met Office headquarters in Bracknell.

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