Thursday, July 19, 2007

An Enigma machine on eBay....Oh My!

If you are a cryptography buff or even an aficionado, then I can imagine that your eyebrow raised at the mention of one of these beauties actually being auctioned off.

It seems that someone in Italy is trying to cash in on a bit of history by offering one of these machines to the public. If this turns out to be a true Enigma machine, then this is an incredible find. I can only imagine how lucky the winning bidder will be feeling.

Here is the link:

Granted, in my opinion, something as monumental as the Enigma machine definitely belongs in a museum. My only hope is that, whomever buys it does not keep it locked away, but instead puts it on display for others to see and enjoy.

Of course, if you happen to be a hobby cryptographer, and a handy one at that, then you could always build your own Enigma machine in your workshop. That is definitely an interesting prospect for a project. Hmmm.

Anywho, enjoy the auction. It will be interesting to see how high the bidding goes.

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