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ICL 2900 in Spies Like Us (1985)

The 2900 series machine appears in the Pentagon.

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Realism: ****
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I worked here in the late '80's it was ICL Bracknell-BRA01, this is the main machine hall at ICL's show site.
2012-11-06 11:42

Stewart Campbell

I spent many hours in this hall in Bracknell, love every minute of it.
2014-02-13 20:10

Stephen Cooper

Yes, BRA01. I worked there from 1978 to 1981
2014-04-16 08:10

Chris Hill

I was actually there in the hall working while they filmed. Had to duck down out of sight every time they called action. Missed a few and so I am in some out takes somewhere :-) Fascinating weekend. Loved my years working in that computer hall.
2015-05-05 17:01

Peter Gadsby

I used to work at BRA01 as a computer operator (started as a tape librarian) then moved onto the Laser printer operator & finally as a fully fledged operator. I am in that picture bottom left in the dar suit.
2016-05-29 15:35

Stephen Newman

I worked on a 2966 like that! Yorkshire Electricity, went like shit of a stick. Compilation came straight back.............
2017-07-26 13:26

Adrian Hayes

I worked at Computel in Bracknell on theses 2900 then worked for ICl and was part of the team that shipped two to Port Morsby PNG funny days
2017-02-17 00:07

Simon Cook

I worked on an ICL 2900 for Southern Water Authority in Brighton back in 1981? Punch cards, magnetic tape, and a bank of 20 14" five stack hard disk drives with a 4" CRT green screen monitor every crash got a polariod screenshot no way of saving it otherwise.
2018-05-22 15:44