[Cryptography] In memorium: Tommy Flowers MBE

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sun Oct 27 17:06:06 EDT 2019

We lost engineer Tommy Flowers MBE on this day in 1998; he designed 
Colossus (the world's first programmable computer, although arguably not 
Turing-complete) which was used to break the German 12-rotor Lorenz 
cipher.  He also worked on ERNIE, which generated random numbers for the 
Premium Bonds.

-- Dave

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