Notes from the Museum

Book of the month: Algol programming manuals

Pop along to the museum and take a look at these two original manuals for Algol programming for the KDF 9.

Historic Photos: A colour computer and women in 1980s computing!

The TRS-80 Color Computer was launched by Tandy Radio Shack in 1981. The image of the woman in the photograph perhaps tells us something about the attitude to women in the 1980s computing industry.

Fifty Years ago in Computer Weekly

Computers readied for planned moon landing, testing Concorde, Computer Weekly itself is typeset on computer (a PDP/8), a system for producing engineering drawings by computer and more ...

Nick Miers (1942-2019)

John Nicholas (Nick) Miers, a volunteer at TNMOC has passed away. An inspiring and very knowledgeable guide in the Tunny and Colossus Galleries, he is fondly remembered family and colleagues.

Honouring ERNIE in virtual worlds

For the launch of the fifth ERNIE, the premium bond selector created by some of the Tommy Flowers' Colossus team, TNMOC volunteer Martin Gillow has created a Virtual ERNIE. Try it for yourself ...

Joanna Chorley

We are very sad to report the passing of Joanna Chorley (nee Stradling), a Colossus veteran Wren and great supporter of the rebuild of Colossus.

Book of the month: Programming Program for BESM

Programming Program for the BESM Computer: the results of one of the first experiments to develop a programming programme for electronic computers in USSR Academy of Sciences.

Historic photos: British Rail computerisation

British Rail computerised ticketing pulls into the station. February's photo of the month from 1984. Thorne EMI wins a £25 million contract for computerised ticket-issuing systems.

The story behind that photo

Very few wartime photos of Colossus exist. Steve Cockayne, son of a Colossus operator Lorna Cockayne (nee Fitch), reveals the story behind one of the best-known Colossus photos.

OctaPi Enigma

Raspberry Pis make a brute-force attack on Enigma at a Milton Keynes Raspberry Jam. Just one of the many startling innovations created at the Jams at TNMOC.


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