Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers

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The American ENIAC is customarily regarded as having been the starting point of electronic computation. This book rewrites the history of computer science, arguing that in reality Colossus--the giant computer built by the British secret service during World War II--predates ENIAC by two years. Colossus was built during the Second World War at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park. Until very recently, much about the Colossus machine was shrouded in secrecy, largely because the code-breaking algorithms ...

Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192840554

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