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#1 10 years ago

BBC NEWS | Technology | Audio slideshow: Colossus Mark II rebuild

I think its great, rebuilding one the of the oldest computers (a Mk.II Colussus is the 3rd oldest computer) to a working standard.

It's even more remarkable because:

Colossus documentation and hardware were classified from the moment of their creation and remained so after the War, when Winston Churchill specifically ordered the destruction of most of the Colossus machines into 'pieces no bigger than a man's hand'; Tommy Flowers personally burned blueprints in a furnace at Dollis Hill.