Day One had been troublesome for codebreakers on the Colossus Challenge. It was the weather of course. It wasn't conducive to signal reception. But Radio 4 Today wanted to know about a potential break.
Behind the scenes at TNMOC, volunteers are at work restoring historically important computer systems. One such project is the restoration of Scrapbook, an early 1970s system that anticipated the World Wide Web.
A consignment of valves for the Colossus Rebuild has just been received from the California Historical Radio Society - beautifully packed and charges paid! They will help keep Colossus running for quite some time yet.