On Saturday I met and had a chat with a chap who worked at Bletchley Park during WWII. He was one of the small team who built the first ever computers using 80 valves, and he helped build Collosus Mk I, with 1500 valves. That is arguably the most important single piece of equipment made in the twentieth century (perhaps more so than the atomic bomb and certainly more than space rockets). Those WWII computers were essential in decyphering the messages of the Nazis and their allies, as well as eventually spawning the machines that we are all using today. I think it’s safe to say that he literally was one of the people who saved the world. He wasn’t out there with a gun, but his contribution saved millions of lives and helped turn the tide in our favour. People like him are real heroes to me, and I feel very honoured to have been able to thank him for everything that he has done.

Have a good week, see you Friday.