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Welcome to '''Cryptotourism''', a tourism guide for cryptography and its history. When complete, this guide should be able to answer question such as:
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Welcome to '''Cryptotourism''', a sightseeing guide for cryptography and its history. As a wiki, everyone is welcome to start new articles, add or update information, correct mistakes, and so on!
# I'm going on a business trip to [[Cryptography:Chicago|Chicago]]; while I'm there, are there any places of interest with regards to cryptography?
 
# Where can I go to view an [[Cryptography:Enigma|Enigma]] machine?
 
   
Currently, this wiki has not been publicised, although if you've stumbled across it, feel free to contribute. After I've done a little work seeding the wiki with a few basic articles and structure, I'll ([[User:Matt Crypto]]) publicise the Wiki to a few groups and people.
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==Articles==
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* See [[:Category:Cryptotourism]] for the list of all articles.
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* See [[List of places by country]] for an index by country
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* See [[Cipher machines]] for the index of encryption devices
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==Why start such a site?==
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One reason is that, in 2003, [[User:Matt Crypto|I]] visited Chicago and had the chance to briefly visit the [[Chicago Museum of Science and Industry]]. I had no idea, however, that the museum housed the U-505 and other material of interest in the history of cryptography; I managed to miss these exhibits altogether! I was quite disappointed to find out about it only later after my return to the UK.
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I hope that this site might help people with an interest in the history of cryptography to find out about things to see — things that they might never otherwise have heard about.
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When complete, this guide should be able to answer question such as:
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# I'm visiting Chicago; while I'm there, is there anywhere worth visiting with regards to cryptography?
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# Where can I go to see an [[Enigma]] machine?
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Currently, this wiki has not been publicised, although if you've stumbled across it, you would be very welcome to contribute. After I've done a little work seeding the wiki with a few basic articles and structure, I'll publicise the Wiki to a few groups and people.
   
 
==Draft policies==
 
==Draft policies==
 
[[Image:National-cryptologic-museum.jpg|280px|right|The National Cryptologic Museum]]
 
[[Image:National-cryptologic-museum.jpg|280px|right|The National Cryptologic Museum]]
Things to include:
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''Things to include:''
   
* Articles on museums which either focus on cryptography (e.g. [[Cryptography:National Cryptologic Museum|National Cryptologic Museum]], [[Cryptography:Bletchley Park|Bletchley Park]]) or which include items of interest in cryptography, e.g. [[Cryptography:Smithsonian|Smithsonian]], [[Cryptography:British Science Museum|British Science Museum]].
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* Articles on museums which either focus on cryptography (e.g. [[National Cryptologic Museum|National Cryptologic Museum]], [[Bletchley Park]]) or which include items of interest in cryptography, e.g. [[Smithsonian]], [[British Science Museum|British Science Museum]].
* Locations of interest to cryptography; perhaps things like the birthplace of [[Cryptography:Alan Turing|Alan Turing]], memorials to cryptographers, current and past headquarters of crypto agencies.
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* Locations of interest to cryptography; perhaps things like the birthplace of [[Alan Turing]], memorials to cryptographers, current and past headquarters of crypto agencies, undeciphered inscriptions, and so on.
* General information about a location (how to get there, opening times, prices, etc.)
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* Handy general information about a museum/location (how to get there, opening times, prices, etc.)
* Photographs of the various locations
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* Specific information about the cryptographic aspects of a museum/location.
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* Photographs.
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* "Index articles" — for example, an [[Enigma]] article should list locations of viewable Enigma machines; the [[United Kingdom]] article should list all the interesting locations within the UK, etc.
   
Things to exclude:
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''Things to exclude:''
* Detailed information about cryptography or its history; this is better handled by [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]]. To introduce an article a couple of sentences about a machine, event or location should suffice.
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* Detailed information about cryptography or its history; this is better handled by linking to [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]], a free encyclopedia. At the start of an article, a couple of sentences introducing the topic should suffice.
* Detailed guides to places or museums outside of the scope of cryptography; this is better handled by [[Wikitravel:Wikitravel|Wikitravel]].
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* Guides to places or museums outside of the scope of cryptography; this is better handled by [[Wikitravel:Wikitravel|Wikitravel]], a free travel guide.
   
==Articles==
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''Style:''
:See [[:Category:Cryptotourism]]
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* If available, a link to appropriate Wikipedia or WikiTravel articles should be provided after the headword; such as: "'''United Kingdom''' ''[[Wikipedia:United Kingdom|(Wikipedia)]] [[Wikitravel:United Kingdom|(Wikitravel)]]''..."
* [[Cryptography:Bletchley Park|Bletchley Park]]
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* We want to keep the wiki up to date, as, for example, a museum might move a collection into archive storage for a while and so on.
* [[Cryptography:Enigma|Enigma]]
 
* [[Cryptography:Mark Baldwin|Mark Baldwin]]
 
* [[Cryptography:National Cryptologic Museum|National Cryptologic Museum]]
 
* [[Cryptography:United Kingdom|United Kingdom]]
 
* [[Cryptography:United States|United States]]
 
   
{{Cryptotourism}}
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Latest revision as of 13:12, May 12, 2005

Bletchley Park

Welcome to Cryptotourism, a sightseeing guide for cryptography and its history. As a wiki, everyone is welcome to start new articles, add or update information, correct mistakes, and so on!

ArticlesEdit

Why start such a site?Edit

One reason is that, in 2003, I visited Chicago and had the chance to briefly visit the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. I had no idea, however, that the museum housed the U-505 and other material of interest in the history of cryptography; I managed to miss these exhibits altogether! I was quite disappointed to find out about it only later after my return to the UK.

I hope that this site might help people with an interest in the history of cryptography to find out about things to see — things that they might never otherwise have heard about.

When complete, this guide should be able to answer question such as:

  1. I'm visiting Chicago; while I'm there, is there anywhere worth visiting with regards to cryptography?
  2. Where can I go to see an Enigma machine?

Currently, this wiki has not been publicised, although if you've stumbled across it, you would be very welcome to contribute. After I've done a little work seeding the wiki with a few basic articles and structure, I'll publicise the Wiki to a few groups and people.

Draft policiesEdit

National-cryptologic-museum

Things to include:

  • Articles on museums which either focus on cryptography (e.g. National Cryptologic Museum, Bletchley Park) or which include items of interest in cryptography, e.g. Smithsonian, British Science Museum.
  • Locations of interest to cryptography; perhaps things like the birthplace of Alan Turing, memorials to cryptographers, current and past headquarters of crypto agencies, undeciphered inscriptions, and so on.
  • Handy general information about a museum/location (how to get there, opening times, prices, etc.)
  • Specific information about the cryptographic aspects of a museum/location.
  • Photographs.
  • "Index articles" — for example, an Enigma article should list locations of viewable Enigma machines; the United Kingdom article should list all the interesting locations within the UK, etc.

Things to exclude:

  • Detailed information about cryptography or its history; this is better handled by linking to Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia. At the start of an article, a couple of sentences introducing the topic should suffice.
  • Guides to places or museums outside of the scope of cryptography; this is better handled by Wikitravel, a free travel guide.

Style:

  • If available, a link to appropriate Wikipedia or WikiTravel articles should be provided after the headword; such as: "United Kingdom (Wikipedia) (Wikitravel)..."
  • We want to keep the wiki up to date, as, for example, a museum might move a collection into archive storage for a while and so on.


Cryptotourism
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