[SIGCIS-Members] Members Digest, Vol 29, Issue 17

Erik Rau erau at Hagley.org
Wed Nov 28 14:14:03 PST 2012

Thanks, Jim (and Tom)! I saw this on TV when it aired. It made me recall that in WWII, the US Army Signal Corps was responsible for nearly all of the Army’s information technology (ENIAC, famously, was supported the Army’s Ordnance Ballistic Proving Ground at Aberdeen, MD). This included everything from pigeons to typewriters to radar and cyrptography.

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Today's Topics:

  1. "WWII pigeon message stumps GCHQ decoders" (Thomas J. Misa)


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Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 09:56:38 -0600
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Subject: [SIGCIS-Members] "WWII pigeon message stumps GCHQ decoders"
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Message to list from Jim Cortada -- see these BBC news items about long-dead pigeon code . . . .  TJM


On Nov 28, 2012, at 8:54 AM, James Cortada wrote:

This is way too much fun to ignore.  Tom, for some reason, I can't send messages through the siglist, can you do that?

Dr. Jim (James) W. Cortada
IBM Institute for Business Value
2917 Irvington Way
Madison, WI 53713 USA
jwcorta at us.ibm.com

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