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We examine amazing Islamic robot clock, Leonardo’s calculator and World War II super-spy computers! We then come right into the twenty-first century with the unknown* company that sold more computers than any other.

[*Unknown to youngsters]

You’ll also hear about Dad’s new novel – go to for details.

We are going to take a break for our holidays, but we’ll be back soon!

Questions for after you’ve listened:

  1. What was the name of the calculating machine that they had in Ancient China and Babylonia?
  2. Who invented an amazing mechanical, robotic clock?
  3. What did Leonardo Da Vinci draw but not make?
  4. Some people say Charles who invented the first computer?
  5. What did Alan Turing’s Colossus computer succeed in doing?
  6. Who did Konrad Zuse work for?
  7. In what year was Microsoft created?
  8. What did Tim Berners-Lee invent in 1990?

Dad & Me Love History will be back after a break for the holidays!


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Podcast cover art by Molly Austin

Instrumental music by Kevin MacLeod

Sound effects used under RemArc Licence. Copyright 2019 © BBC

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