Enthusiasts have succeeded in rebuiling a Nazi code cracking device, signaling the culmination of a 10-year project. The replica Turing Bombe, a recreation of an electromagnetic machine used by British codebreakers to help decipher Nazi codes used during World War Two, was unveiled on Wednesday at Bletchley Park, the centre of …
Bletchley Park the Mecca for the IT industry
Anyone involved with IT and even those who are not should pay a pilgramage to Bletchley Park. The work of Alan Turing, Tommy Flowers and the rest of the experts should be celebrated more regularly as these people were heros. At Blecthley Park the first Electronic programmable computer was built. A recreation of it has been built there now, which is an awe inspiring sight.
Go and see Bletchley Park...
... it's fascinating. Find out all sorts of trivia, such as why, no matter how often they were painted, the various "huts" in which the codebreakers worked looked run-down and needing another coat, and why the "uniform" worn by the Wrens tending the Colossus "computer" in what they called the "hell hole" was so attractive to the male staff...!
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