BBC documentary history of computers part 1.

The BBC broadcasted in 1991 the serie ‘The dream machine’. This scene is about the tragic story of Alan Turing, the “father” of the contemporary personal computer. In the course of the Second World War he devised a number of tactics for breaking German telegraph codes. Following the war Alan Turing worked at the National Physical Laboratory, exactly where he created one of the initial designs for a stored-system laptop or computer, the ACE. This series of the BBC was broadcasted in 1991.

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