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Australia - 2005-03-11 - 1 - Melbourne - Carlton Gardens & Melbourne Museum

Miriam (from England) & myself took the free tram to the Carlton Gardens. We made our way through the trees, flowers & fountains on the way to the Melbourne Museum. The museum was very nice, it had lots of interactive & interesting exhibits. My favorite was the fourth oldest computer in the world (oldest on display), which was build in Australia. It filled an entire room, was incredibly fragile & really didn't have that much power, but it was the beginning of what we had today. It was made with a similar design to the other computer of the time. I also learned the origin of the word bug. Today when you have a problem with a computer program you say there is a bug in the program. Well with the old computer a large bug had flown into the computer & became electrocuted. It shut down the computer & they had to replace several parts. So they started saying there could be a bug when there was a problem with the computer.

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Larger Version - 01 - Gardens Fountain
01 - Gardens Fountain
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Larger Version - 02 - Gardens Fountain
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Larger Version - 04 - Miriam & Front of Museum
04 - Miriam & Front of Museum
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Larger Version - 05 - Royal Exhibition Building
05 - Royal Exhibition Building
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Larger Version - 06 - Pygmy Blue Whale Bones
06 - Pygmy Blue Whale Bones
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Larger Version - 09 - Australia's First Computer
09 - Australia's First Computer
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Larger Version - 13 - Dinosaur Bones
13 - Dinosaur Bones
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Larger Version - 14 - Miriam by Royal Exhibition Building
14 - Miriam by Royal Exhibition Building
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