Notes from the Museum

Colossus at 72

On 5 February 1944, Colossus Mk I attacked its first Lorenz message. "The rest is history", as they say. Andy Clark tells the story in context at a conference in Poland.

2016 Tony Sale Award - call for entries

The Computer Conservation Society invites entries for the 2016 Tony Sale Award for Computer Conservation. Any person, group or organisation can be nominated. Closing date for nominations is 30 June 2016.

Origins of an artefact: Elliott 903

The Elliott 903, launched in 1965, was once a relatively versatile £10k computer. Today it is popular on TNMOC's Learning Programme. Its origins date back to the schooldays of one of TNMOC's volunteers.

TNMOC Members' Christmas Social

TNMOC members gathered - offsite - in London for their Christmas Social last month. Why not join the group and attend some of their fascinating events this year?

Fascinating Ada Meeting of Minds

Three winners of the Fascinating Ada Competition designed to inspire female students about careers received their prizes at Oxford University this week and met two Colossus veterans.

Winter 1975/6 from the pages of Computer Weekly

When Queen had a Christmas number one with Bohemian Rhapsody, what was happening in computing? USA network planned to link incompatible computers, 1000th ICL 2903 installed (at £100,000) ...

Monster Resurrection

Artist David Link pays tribute to Tony Sale and three other British engineers and curators who practiced media archaeology long before the liberal arts discovered the theme.

Rebooting the WITCH - third life anniversary

Today is the third anniversary of the reboot of the WITCH, one of the most popular exhibits at the Museum. As the world's oldest working digital computer, many hail it as a "proper computer" ...

Colossus stars in Royal Mail Year Book

An in-depth article featuring Colossus and Tommy Flowers features in the 2015 Royal Mail Year Book. Earlier this year, Colossus was highlighted in the Inventive Britain series.

Second Members' day

Forty members of the TNMOC Members' Club enjoyed the Club's second open day on 26th September 2015. They saw behind the scenes and heard talks on eavesdropping and air traffic control.

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