Bletchley Park, codebreaking, computers, no funding, very worrying.


David Davis

This from Little man, what now?

If the museum at Bletchley Park was to close, much history and data about what we did, not just about the War (which nobody thanks us for anyway) but about seriously early digital electronic computing, and also (worse) the future of humanity against nasty-utupio-gramsco-stalinino-marxism, would be lost.

Again.

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One response to “Bletchley Park, codebreaking, computers, no funding, very worrying.

  1. What happened at Bletchley Park, and the historical memory of those that made it happen, are perhaps the most scientific and actual reasons why the Nazis were wrong.

    Alan Turing, John von Neumann*, (and a lady I can’t remember, she helped in the writing of the first computer code) were miles away from Nazi ideals, yet still we don’t know much about them, which is a shame.

    I’m a British guy, an Englishman, as long as it’s my type of English (which is pretty easy-going), but a great deal of my personal heroes came out of, or were spawned by Nazi Germany.

    Not the Nazis themselves, although I do believe ‘The Economist’ called Albert Speer’s memoirs “A Classic” (pioneered the Just-In-Time method to avoid Allied bombing campaigns). But people like Wernher von Braun, the rocket scientist; Heinz Guderian, modern combined armoured warfare; Werner Heisenberg, Matrix Mechanics, erm, a bit like the Metric (sorry Dave, Imperial) System for the quantum world.

    I mean, that’s right up my alley, isn’t it? :-)

    * The most under-rated scientist in history. Shame on ya.