BBC Domesday Project

BBC Domesday Project

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The BBC Domesday Project was a partnership between Acorn Computers Ltd, Philips, Logica and the BBC to mark the 900th anniversary of the original Domesday Book, an 11th century census of England. It is frequently cited as an example of digital obsolescence on account of the physical medium used for data storage. This new multimedia edition of Domesday was compiled between 1984 and 1986 and published in 1986. It included a new "survey" of the United Kingdom, in which people, mostly school children, wrote about geography, history or social issues in their local area or just about their daily lives. Children from 9,000 schools were involved. This was linked with maps, and many colour photos, statistical data, video and "virtual walks."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136282801
  • 9786136282800