Home > In the News > Flossie, the 50-year-old computer, to be resurrectedFlossie, the 50-year-old computer, to be resurrected Guest post by MOS6510 2013-10-15 In the News 2 CommentsEfforts to reboot one of the oldest surviving mass-produced computers are under way in Milton Keynes. The National Museum of Computing has taken delivery of what it believes is the last ICT 1301 computer to ever have a chance of working again. Cool. 2 Comments 2013-10-16 11:31 am FortranManI think its great that they are working to make the machine functional. I fear that in technology industries our collective memory is all too often shorter than it should be; just being vaguely aware of where we have been can really provide much better perspective on where we should be going, and a knowledge past methods and techniques can prove to be a very fertile source of inspiration for new applications of old ideas. 2013-10-16 2:17 pm DrunkulaNeat. I wonder if it can crunch SETI WUs or do other Boinc work. JK….