Coal Fired Computers, Hans Meijer,Derek Shaw, Steam Engine, Out of the Ground, STUK, Artefact, Leuven, Belgium

bnr#12 => Coal Fired Computers, Hans Meijer,Derek Shaw, Steam Engine, Out of the Ground, STUK, Artefact, Leuven, Belgium

Birth Record

Object: 05

Date of origin: Unknown
Author/inventor/context: Throughout human civilisation human births have been both formally and informally documented.
“PHBF RECORDLAYOUT 2002-2009 Apr 2009 to Mar 2010.xls” is an empty coded file that uses embedded intelligence to act as a record of births. It must be read in conjunction with records produced by the Office of National Statistics during '2002-2009 Apr 2009 to Mar 2010' in order to be properly integrated into Public Health Intelligence in the UK. It is a flat field consisting of a single string of 445 characters containing 35 separate fields. The file is the mouth of the world for the Office of National Statistics' authoritative view of birth and populations.

Graham Harwood