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Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic (Computing)

A submission to this weeks photo challenge : Relic In this world of modern technology it’s amazing to think how far we have come in 70 years, especially in the last 25 years. Near to where I currently live is Bletchley Park, the secretive home to the world’s first electronically programmable computer ‘Colossus’. This device enabled the British to unscramble the German secret messages and helped for shorten World War Two. The pictures below are of a re-construction of this pioneering machine now a relic of a bygone era.

There is a museum there which is full of computer relics from the recent past.