- old school security
cclist at sydex.com
Wed Apr 25 15:27:48 CDT 2007
On 25 Apr 2007 at 14:40, Jules Richardson wrote:
> Indeed - the patent for the machine was granted in 1918 I think, and the
> machine was intended as much for business as it was for military purposes;
> there was just no interest initially because the price was too high.
There was an article on this subject in "Invention and Technology"
magazine some years ago. Few know that the basic mechanism for the
Enigma was invented by an American and unsuccessfully peddled to the
US Navy, who couldn't conceive of a need for such a thing. Great
minds at work...
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