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.
Can you remember the booting sounds of your favourite computer? Sound artist and composer Matt Parker recorded the sounds of seven decades of computing for The Imitation Archive Project at TNMOC in 2015.
Cath read our stories of male long-term computer programmers, so she thought we might like to hear her story. It's a good role model for today's prospective female computer scientists. Thank you, Cath!
A forerunner of today's smartphone health apps appeared for heart patients, a PDP-8 handled hotel bookings at The Strand, an Elliott 803 helped Irish sheep breeders, and laser lit a way forward for memory.