Uncovering Colossus - Prof Brian Randell

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  1. Veeshush

    Veeshush Registered Member

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    I can't see how you guys wouldn't be interested in this. I'm talking about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossus_computer

    I've always thought of a computer being more math based, which it is. But when you think about one of the first being very much security related- I'd like to think the true place of a computer from birth to end has or will always be security related. So sorry if this isn't the place to post this, but I love this kind of stuff and had to share with you guys.

    Uncovering Colossus - Prof Brian Randell
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl6pK1Z7B5Q

    And a more recent video:
    Colossus at 70
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcaHpvznC7g
     
  2. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    Yes, visited the replica last year :D

    http://www.tnmoc.org/explore/colossus-gallery

    One thing I like about the history of computing, machines such as Colossus is that it is all relevant to computers today, the maths and ideas are still in use as the foundations of machines we are using today.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Another worthy read is the theory of communication by Shannon.
    The foundation of networking laid down in 1948 and still 100% true.

    Direct link:
    - http: //cm.bell-labs.com/cm/ms/what/shannonday/shannon1948.pdf

    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
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