Saturday, November 19, 2011
Is there anything tea cannot do?
Here's an article [ How-a-chain-of-tea-shops-kickstarted-the-computer-age ] talking about the anniversary of The Lyons Electronic Office (LEO I), the first major enterprise computer business system, utilized at a chain of tea shops (and other business divisions). As a Lyons man (my choice of black tea, as opposed to Barry's), I'm suitable impressed with their foresight. On that cold (perfect for a cuppa) the day in 1951, we can hail the opening of the age of business computing.