Children of Colossus Computing from Bletchley to the Cold War and Beyond
The computers of the Information Age were born in the crucible of total war. From the outset the modern electronic computer was a device of war, deployed by the nation state in the prosecution of the mission of survival and victory. The computers of the Cold War were likewise and intrinsic and indispensable part of the existential struggle that defined the twentieth century.
Buried deep within the confines of Bletchley Park, hidden by the horrors and secrecy of a second 'war to end all wars', a machine was created that would change the world as we knew it. Colossus. While it would be decades before its name and achievements would become public knowledge, the computer that helped take down a dictator had already given birth to mankind's newest age - the Information Age.
From the huts of Bletchley to the bunkers of the Cold War, The Children of Colossus explores the development of the computer and the social, political and economic impact it has had the world over.