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'Software Blast', 1967-1968

MS. Eng. misc. b. 254/B.17
Held at the Weston Library

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Papers regarding the supply of computer software to universities, as submitted to the Science Research Council and the Computer Board for increased funding. See MS. Eng. misc. b. 287/E.43 for similar material.

'The Provision of Software', a 2-page memorandum, 15 December 1967, sent by Strachey to B.H. (now Sir Brian) Flowers, Chairman of the Computer Board for Universities and Research Councils, and to F.J.M. Laver of the Ministry of Technology. Reply from Laver, 27 December 1967; very full reply from Flowers, 3 January 1968.

'Software for University computing', a 10-page memorandum by D. Michie, January 1968.

'Provision of Software to Universities as a Computer Responsibility', a 3-page draft of paper by A. Colin, Strachey and R.M. Needham for the Computing Science Committee of the Science Research Council. Letter of comments from L.F. Rutherford, Secretary of the Computer Board, as passed on by J.H. Price of the Science Research Council with revised draft of the paper (not in folder). Both letters annotated by Strachey.

Two offprints of articles regarding software.


  • Creation: 1967-1968


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. misc. b. 254/B.17

Former reference:

CSAC 71.1.80/B.17

Repository Details

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