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"#BPark: An inside look at the home of intellectual courage and the modern computer" #Turing via…

"#BPark: An inside look at the home of intellectual courage and the modern computer" #Turing via…

Many, especially those with an interest in technology, will recognise the name Alan Turing and associate him with the development of the first computer. However, such an association would earn a figurative rap on the knuckles from Bletchley historian Joel Greenberg. He acknowledged Turing's genius, but pointed out that he was not at Bletchley Park when Colossus, the first electronic programmable computer, was designed and built. It has slowly emerged that Bletchley Park's success – and it was huge – was down to a collective effort. While Colossus was the crowning glory from a technology perspective – it only became operational in the last year of the war – it was far from the only achievement. In fact, Colossus was only invented to decrypt messages sent using the Lorenz encryption machine, used in the latter part of the war for high level strategic communications. All oper...

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