TNMOC in the news
Nick Heath of Silicon.com takes a look at the tech at the heart of the internet
- The low-down on the beginnings of internet technology with lots of images.
Maggie Holland has a Q&A session about Colossus with Tony Sale in IT Pro
- "Colossus was the first production computer [of its kind] as there were 10 of them here." And a few photos.
Technology of the Internet gallery opens
The Institute of Engineering and Technology magazine:Technology of the Internet gallery is world first.
The Institute of Engineering & Technology blog: packets aren't just for sweets.
The Inquirer: The gallery was opened on December 4th in the presence of the world's press and as lively a gang of OAPs as your ever likely to encounter ...
Milton Keynes Citizen: Thought the internet started overseas? Think again...
Computeractive: Gallery shows how early communications technologies led to the internet.
ITPro: Computing museum celebrates history of the internet
Australian PC Authority: Museum unearths WWW origins
More at: NST, Yahoo Brazil
Colossus features on BBC's Antiques Roadshow
- but they didn't dare value it! (Link won't work for non-UK users and is only available on iPlayer for seven days).
Jack Schofield reports in The Guardian on Sir Maurice Wilkes' visit to TNMOC
- Walk round The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park and sooner or later you'll hear a cry of recognition and someone will say: "I remember using one of those." It probably doesn't happen often to The Millionaire, a mechanical calculator that went into production in 1893, but Sir Maurice Wilkes spotted it, adding: "We used to have one in the lab. I hope it's still there."
Read the rest of Jack Schofield's article
Rory Cellan-Jones of the BBC and Tony Sale on Windows 7
Rory Cellan-Jones Technology Correspondent of the BBC visits TNMOC to see older versions of Windows and find out what version of Windows is used by the man who led the rebuild of the world's first digital programmable computer.
Tony Sale also features on today's BBC News at One (no link unfortunately).
Readers respond to Jack Schofield's article on TNMOC
"The trouble is that industrial history isn't sexy ..."
"I strongly recommend the British institution stays in close touch with the California team. I know that they will help the newer group to sidestep the landmines that plagued us in the early years ..."
Classic computers on the danger list says New Scientist
- Tom Simonite on the world's three computing museums highlighting Colossus at TNMOC (video) some good pictures of the big three.
The Guardian's Jack Schofield California Dreamin': A tale of two computer museums
- "A rational government would look at TNMOC's impressive progress in only four years and chuck it a few quid."
The Inquirer tours a museum where visitors get to touch the exhibits
- Stewart Meagher enjoys a museum where "the simplest of questions sends volunteers scurrying off in all directions, returning moments later with defunct and occasionally smouldering components, circuit diagrams and fragments of ancient punch tape".