Press release

Opened to visitors as a museum in 1993, and visited by great many tourists each year, Bletchley Park in England (Buckinghamshire, www.bletchleypark.org.uk) is renowned for its World War Two relics of the Secrets of War

Konrad Zuse

Konrad Zuse, one of the pioneers in computer science, was born in Berlin 114 years ago, on 22 June 1910.

Alan Turing

Sixty years ago on 7 June 1954, Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954), one of the greatest scholars in the twentieth century, a pioneer in computer science and artificial intelligence research, died at the age of 42.

Perhaps the best-known digital game of all times, Tetris (tetris.com), which had such huge cultural impact that is only comparable to Rubik’s cube, was thirty years old on 6 June.

David Braben renowned as a game developer and the co-founder of Raspberry Pi Foundation was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elisabeth II.

Christie’s Auction House failed to sell the world’s first microchip made in 1958. The prototype of the integrated circuit was built by the American physicist Jack Kilby (1923-2005), who worked at Texas Instruments at the time.

The Videogame History Museum (VHM, www.vghmuseum.org) annually exhibits at E3, and always with huge success.

The award-winning photographer Doug Menuez based in New York had the privilege to document in his photographs the digital revolution taking place in Silicon Valley in California; the revolution that has completely changed the world.

Kemény János

BASIC, one of the best-known programming languages in the world, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

19 May marks the birthday of the cube that was initially called Magic Cube, later to be re-named and renowned as Rubik’s Cube.

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