Tony Sale Award Won by TechWorks!
The 2018 Tony Sale Award for computer conservation has been won by a
project to restore three generations of flight simulators.
The Center for Technology and Innovation (Techworks!) in Binghamton, New York, USA,
has brought back to life a Second World War analogue flight simulator,
a 1960s solid-state hardware version and a digital simulator from the 1980s.
The public has been able to experience each of the three ‘Pilot Makers’
to grasp the pace of innovation and development of simulation technology.
Please go to www.sale-award.org
to read the full story.
Leo Society and Centre for Computing History Awarded Lottery Grant
Our friends the LEO Society are custodians of a number of artefacts and a great deal
of written material related to LEO Computers Ltd.
Like the Computer Conservation Society they have no premises in which the
material can be stored and displayed and some of it is “at risk”
as the individual custodians get older.
In concert with the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge they have appied for
and received a grant of £101,000 to develop plans for a facility in which
their archive can be secured.
If these plans are successful, a full development grant of £265,000 may follow.
Our hearty congratulations to both parties.
Obviously we wish them well in moving forward to realise their vision in full.
A full press release can be found at