Benchmark Retro Tech

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Goodbye to The Brain!

Benchmark Software has been supplying accounting, CRM, payroll, stock management and point of sale software to businesses throughout Somerset, the South West and the UK for over 40 years.   13 years ago we set up our vintage computing exhibition “Want to buy a brain?” (the title of an article about the BINAC – one… Read more

Magnetic Core Memory

Core Memory was the main form of random access memory (RAM) in computing for almost 20 years, between 1955 and 1975. It used tiny magnetic rings, or cores, with wires running through the centre and because the cores are so small seamstresses were used to thread the wires through the cores! When a current was… Read more