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The Accumulator

From The New York Times Book of Essential Knowledge St. Martin’s Press, NY, 2004. Technology, p. 445 Desch and Mumma’s Electronic Accumulator The next major leap in computing technology involved the use of vacuum tubes as on/off valves. This enabled calculations to be made electronically rather than mechanically, which resulted in a significant increase in […]

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  • Crypto Dictionary published

    Crypto Dictionary, book review at ZDNet: A useful AZ of cryptography definitions Crypto Dictionary covers standards, conferences, key websites, historical references and anecdotes ...
  • Past implications of Code-Breaking

    How the World-War-II Code-Breakers Created the Modern Digital World, published in Foreign Policy This is the background to David A. Price's Geniuses at War, a methodical account of the secret British code-breakers working to decode Adolf Hitler's ...
  • D-Day and Ultra

    I missed an important anniversary recently. Luckily the Nat'l Crypto Museum didn't. Read the story: D-Day and Ultra