Thursday, November 17, 2005
The Electronic War, 1943-1945
Alan Turing, a British cryptographer, was initially famous for breaking the German's ENIGMA cipher during WWII. Then, allies discovered that the German's created a second, more-than-top-secret, and much more difficult cipher called "The Fish." Thus, in 1943 Turing and associates invented Colossus, one of the world's earliest working programmable electronic digital computers.