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Stories of Yesteryear - Moments In Time - EP26

Firsts: The First CPF Computer
1 Min

By meWATCH Published: 10 Oct 2019 Audio: English

The first computer to reach Singapore in September 1963 was an IBM 1401, and it was first implemented for use by the Central Provident Fund (CPF). As the computer was too large to fit through the front door of the CPF Board Building at Anson Road, workers had to hack at the third storey window in order to transport the crates carrying the computers inside. In this clip, Mr Robert Iau Kuo Kwong, the General Manager at that time, describes what the computers looked like and how they operated. For more archival materials from the National Archives of Singapore and Oral History Centre, please visit www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/oral_history_interviews/.

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