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How Cold War Espionage Paved the Way for the Cloud

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How Cold War Espionage Paved the Way for the Cloud

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British codebreaker Gordon Welchman was tasked with securing U.S. military communications during the Cold War. His system--which he dubbed the "Horseshoe"--was a precursor to modern-day cloud computing.

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Meet Gordon Welchman, a key member of the British team that took on the Nazis, decoded the Enigma machine, and changed the course of World War II. An outcast in the very world he helped to build, the true legacy of his contributions to military intelligence are only now emerging. Discover his story told through recently released interviews from coworkers and letters from "The Forgotten Genius of Bletchley Park" himself.

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