Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Jul 26, 2020

A lot of the technology we associate with the modern day started on anachronistic machines. I'm not talking about mainframes, I'm talking older. Today we are looking at George Julius's Automatic Totalisator, an analog computer used to manage betting at horse tracks around the world. These were massively complex machines, some networked over 200 input terminals, and they did it all mechanically.

Like the show? Then why not head over and support me on Patreon. Perks include early access to future episodes, and stickers:

Important Dates:

1913: Premier Tote installed in Auckland