New book shows how computing started in Australia

Digital computing started in Australia in 1949, when Trevor Pearcey first switched on his CSIR Mark 1. It was only the fourth computer in the world. Pearcey, an Englishman who had worked on radar during World War II, had designed the machine from scratch and built it largely from surplus war material. It used 1500 […]

Canberra backs industry-led Cloud Code

By Julian Bajkowski The Rudd government’s new Minister Assisting for the Digital Economy, Senator Kate Lundy has publicly backed the creation of a new Cloud Consumer Protocol by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) for retail purchasers less than a week after formal guidance for government buyers was released by the Attorney General’s Department. Senator Lundy […]


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