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Computer's multimedia editor Charles Severance visits Bletchley Park to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing's birth. Turing's ground-breaking work in the 1940s continues to have an impact on computer science as we know it. The Turing test, Turing machine, Turing completeness, and Church-Turing computability bear his name in acknowledgment of his early breakthroughs and influence. In the video, we see the German Enigma machine used to encrypt messages, and the BOMBE mechanical computing system that was designed by Alan Turing to crack the Enigma code. We also see the first electronic tube/valve-based computer called the Colossus that was built to break the more sophisticated Lorenz SZ42 encryption used for Hitler's strategic messages during World War II. We see and hear both the BOMBE and Colossus running as if they were in production doing code-breaking during the war.
Documentary series looking at the top-secret work carried out during WWII at Bletchley Park. 1 of 4: This programme looks at the huge task Station X staff faced in breaking codes produced by the German Enigma encoding machine. It includes recreated events and interviews with codebreakers Arthur Levenson, Prof Donald Michie, Tony Sale and Mavis Batey, and WAAF Gwen Watkins.
The programme looks at the role of Station X in the key air and sea battles fought over and around Britain in 1941, and recalls the part played by mathematician Alan Turing in cracking Germany's naval messages.
Mathematician Alan Turing speeded up the end of the war by developing the Bombe, a machine used to automate the code-breaking process. With this new invention, British forces had enough time ot counter the enemy's immediate plans.
Bletchley Park broke the naval Enigma code in 1941 and within weeks Britain had sunk every German submarine's supply boats. German intellignece countered with a four-rota Enigma code machine and then developed a new cipher machine - Lorenz. Also looks at the role of Bletchley Park in the D Day landings and the Battle of the Atlantic.
This vintage film features MIT Science Reporter John Fitch at the MIT Computation Center in an extended interview with MIT professor of computer science Fernando J. Corbato. The film was co-produced by WGBH (Boston) and MIT.
You may know that the Internet was, in fact, created in Arlington in the 1970s. The technology was developed by the Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), now known as DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).
"History of the internet" is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet. The history is told using the PICOL icons on picol.org , which are available for download soon. On blog.picol.org you can get news about this project.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Twenty-five years after the World Wide Web was created, the issue of surveillance has become the greatest controversy of its existence. With many concerned that governments and corporations can monitor people's every move, this programme meets hackers and scientists who are using technology to fight back, as well as the law enforcement officers who believe it's leading to opportunities for risk-free crimes.
Steven Jobs was one of the most commemorated people in technology and business around the world.
A documentary on the creation of the ARPANET which proceeded the Internet.