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PGP, IBM help Bletchley Park raise funds

PGP, IBM help Bletchley Park raise funds
PGP, IBM help Bletchley Park raise funds 

By Tom Espiner  
September 8, 2008

A campaign will be launched on Tuesday to ask U.S. tech companies to 
help save Bletchley Park, whose wartime work helped lay the foundations 
of modern computing and crytography.

The fund-raising campaign will be led by cryptography provider PGP, 
together with IBM and other technology firms. Phil Dunkelberger, chief 
executive of PGP, told ZDNet UK in a video interview that the group of 
companies would be making donations to repair the buildings at Bletchley 
Park, including the National Museum of Computing, and would be calling 
for other organizations to get involved.

"We're calling attention (to the fact that) Bletchley is falling into 
disrepair, and that, probably, the world owes a debt of gratitude to 
that place," Dunkelberger said.

Bletchley Park is famous for being the nerve center of U.K. 
code-breaking operations during World War II, and for being the home of 
the world's first programmable computer, Colossus.


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