Sunday, 22 March 2009

Thursday March 22, 1894

Computers asked for half day’s holiday, saying they had one last year the afternoon before Good Friday. Found on reference to Journal that this was not to be considered a precedent. They were, however, allowed to leave at 3.30.

Frank Dyson, Chief Assistant
RH says..... This I love - the computers, most of whom were teenagers, trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the new arrival, who undoubtedly felt very much like a teacher arriving at a new school to take up his first post (especially as the 'headmaster' was away). It is evidence too that these journals could be important records! However, an early end to the day was probably a wise move on Dyson's part.

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