TitleThe preservation game
|Black, Sue, Interviewee|
|Hollar, John C., Interviewer|
PublisherComputer History Museum
Place of PublicationMountain View, CA
DescriptionThe destruction of cultural heritage sites cannot always be avoided, but for every instance of nature devastating a historical landmark there are easily as many cases where mankind knowingly and willfully destroys its own history in the name of progress, profit, or real estate. Losses like that can be averted.This is the case with Sue Black and Bletchley Park.
After becoming a Senior Research Associate at University College London, Black organized a web and social media campaign, making exceptional use of Twitter and Facebook, to preserve Bletchley Park, the headquarters for British decryption programs during World War II. Her book, Saving Bletchley Park, details the preservation initiative and was the fastest crowdfunded book of all time.
Sue Black joined us to discuss her book, her life and career, and the campaign that saved Bletchley Park.