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National Science and Media Museum

At the National Science and Media Museum, in the heart of Bradford, we explore the science and culture of light and sound technologies and their impact on our lives. We aim to inspire the scientists and engineers of the future to see more, hear more, think more and do more.

First coined by book publisher Tim O’Reilly in 2004, the term ‘Web 2.0’ has become a popular phrase to encompass the new generation of internet applications that enable content sharing and collaboration.

The history of recording using magnetism dates back almost one hundred years, and by the start of the Second World War had advanced to the stage where the BBC were regularly using a Marconi-Stille recorder.