One of only 3 "enigma machine" stolen; A piece of ENIAC was upfor auction.

From: Hans Franke <>
Date: Mon Apr 3 14:13:22 2000

> > I wouldn't be surprised if someone stole this model just to get enough
> > public awareness and hype behind it to make a killing selling their own
> > legitimate unit...can you imagine what a basic Enigma *could* bring on
> > eBay now, since people all over the world know how rare and priceless they
> > are now? (And how much they're worth: $100K!)

> > We'll probably find out soon enough...

> Maybe all they wanted is secure internet encryption and didn't like PGP . .

> I can just imagine -- an enigma tied into a net server somehwere.

ROTFL - well, maybe Philip schould jump in here ...
And in fact, if we take the real end to end speed
of our multi megabit networks, a enigma may still
be fast enough :)


VCF Europa am 29./30. April 2000 in Muenchen
Received on Mon Apr 03 2000 - 14:13:22 BST

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