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I spent most of Thursday

I spent most of Thursday and Friday at the World Indoor Athletics Championship, up at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, courtesy of Epson. I’d never been to an athletics meeting before, and it was great – really much more exciting than it is on TV.
But the highlight technology-wise was a look behind the scenes at the Epson computers that provide data on all the competitors and the competition for journalists and officials. The computers used are incredible machines, built specially for the purpose with little touch screens, running Neutrino rather than Windows – and not once has one of these machines failed. Given the amount of data of data that is stored, including all the times of every athlete in every meeting, worldwide – and including split times as well – it’s a pretty incredible system.

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