Den (dewhitton) wrote,
Den
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UK Trip Day 9 part 2

Every true geek should know the name Tommy Flowers. We all remember Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Admiral Grace Hopper, and Alan Turing. Tommy Flowers is the engineer who Alan Turing came to when he needed help building something to decrypt the German codes. Mr Flowers built the *first* programmable computer. By the end of the War he'd built 10 of them.

The National Museum Of Computing has re-built one of the original Colossus computers, using as many original parts and valves as possible.

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Programme on paper tape.
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Paper tape feeder running fast enough to give you a nasty paper cut.
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Racks of Valves
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Data entry console. Output is from a teletype off to the left.
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Entry to Bletchley Mansion
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WW2 era Talbot
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Crumbly brick wall
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Heron in the Bletchley Park pond.
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