Notes from the Museum

A would-you-believe-it?

A surprise radio contact. On Sunday, TNMOC volunteers were making 1940s-style radio contact with continental Europe to mark the 73rd anniversary of D-Day (which is today to be exact).

Celebrating Volunteers' Week

It's National Volunteers' Week. The Museum can't over-estimate the contribution of its volunteers who work as stewards, guides, engineers & admin. Here are a few recent visitor comments.

50 Years Ago in Computer Weekly

Computing may not have been as primitive as you think in the Summer of Love. Fingerprint processing, traffic taming, Jumbo Jet simulator, Met Office plotter, an optical reader and LEO processing postal orders ...

Two new EDSAC Video Updates

New video updates showing the EDSAC team in action and giving a glimpse about how such a huge project comes together despite the many challenges along the way.

Wanted: Learning Guides

We are looking to expand our pool of dedicated learning guides to deliver our highly popular schools programme. The role is weekdays during term time, but there are no set or guaranteed hours each week.

John Cane, Colossus engineer, 1924-2017

Having worked at Dollis Hill on Colossus, John Cane moved to Bletchley Park to keep those top-secret computers running during the war. Here is the tribute from his family and his first public interview in 2014.

Review of Jerry Roberts' Lorenz

A review of Jerry Robert's autobiography Lorenz, his story of working in the Testery, a group of linguists who broke Hitler's most secret cipher, Lorenz, by hand.

Bill Thompson on BBC Make IT Digital

Last month Bill Thompson came to the Museum to talk about the BBC Make IT Digital initiative. His talk has been much acclaimed and, thanks to David Allen, here's the video.

A message from America

You wouldn't really call me a fan-boy or a typical hero-worshipper, says Dave Anders. You won't find lots of selfie or any pictures of me with with famous people.... except this one.

Who has been programming longest?

A few years ago, we asked: who is the longest serving programmer? We had several claims and another this week from Richard Ansorge, Emeritus Senior Lecturer, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.

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