BBC NEWS | Technology | ‘Neglect’ of Bletchley condemned
I came across this interesting article regarding Blechley Park. I was surprised to see how rundown the place is. For those that don’t know, Bletchley Park is where the code breakers lived during WWII. It is basically the birthplace of modern computing, and it helped shortened the war. Imagine reading your enemy’s mail. Unfortunately, even though they knew certain things, the Alies often had to ignore it or risk letting the enemy know their secrets were not safe. Overall, however, the knowledge had a huge impact on the war.
I know the soldiers deserve credit for everything they fought and died for (believe me. I know.), but show a little love for those geeks that worked hard in total secrecy doing their part to secure victory. They may not have carried a gun, but their information saved thousands and had a huge impact on the Alied victory. It wasn’t till the 1970s that the place was even acknowledged to exist and the thousands of workers could talk about it publicly.
Bletchley Park needs to preserved both for its place in modern history and for its place in modern computing.