Doron Swade and the Phillip's Economic Computer, 1990s.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Doron Swade and the Phillip's Economic Computer, 1990s.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Close-up of Doron Swade, senior curator of computing and information technology at the Science Museum, London, with the Phillip's Economic Computer, built in 1949. The machine was conceived by Bill Phillips (1914-1975), a New Zealand-born engineer turned economist. Phillips designed the machine to demonstrate in a visual way the circular flow of money within the economy. Approximately fourteen machines were built, and this particular machine was used as a teaching aid at the London School of Economics. It ran until May 1992.
 

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10303579
 

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