Community Disc

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)1986

The National Museum of Computing

The National Museum of Computing
MILTON KEYNES, United Kingdom

1986 marked the 900th anniversary of William the Conqueror's Domesday Book. BBC TV Producer Peter Armstrong proposed an extraordinary multimedia modern day Domesday survey, taking advantage of the mass interest in microcomputing and showcasing the latest technology. New laserdisc technology allowed thousands of frames (comprised of maps, photographs, text and data) to be held on a single disc. Schools and volunteers from communities across the country were invited to submit a glimpse into their everyday lives, creating the 'Community Disc.'


  • Title: Community Disc
  • Creator: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Date Created: 1986

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