Artifact Details

Title

From codebreaking to computing : remembrances of bletchley park 50 years later

Catalog Number

102645557

Type

Moving Image

Credits

Good, I.J. (speaker); Michie, Donald (speaker)

Format

VHS

Description

In this 1992 interview Jack Good and Donald Michie discuss their cryptanalytical work during World War II at Britain's Bletchley Park. The technical aspects of Germany's Enigma and Lorenz Geheimschreiber, the code-breaking Bombe, Heath Robinson, and Colossus machines, and the personal contributions of Max Newman, Alan Turing, and Tommy Flowers are explored. Donald Michie, in the final part of the interview, offers some details on the origins of artificial intelligence research.

Subject

Computers--History

Credit

Gift of J.A.N. Lee

Lot Number

X2677.2004