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Issue no 485 | 28 October 2002
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Computing on the overground

Roger BoyleComputer scientist Professor Roger Boyle (left) is on a mission to prove how computer science shapes our everyday lives. His More than you think campaign was launched last month with the first in a series of posters on Leeds’ buses.

The EPSRC-funded campaign aims to raise the profile of computer science and what it offers people. Visitors to the campaign website – – can use interactive demonstrations to understand the difference computer science makes to everyday devices, such as credit cards and video.

The posters, carried on Firstbuses, will cover a different theme each month, starting with communications and including shopping, entertainment, health and travel. It’s estimated they will be seen by around 50,000 people.
Professor Boyle said: “People are amazed at how many aspects of their lives are affected by computer science, beyond word-processing and the internet. So many things you do, like shopping, watching videos or paying a bill, are influenced and assisted by computers. We want people to see the real value of computer science.”


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