The Number Cruncher

Tom Standage pays tribute to the mythical ERNIE machine in Lancashire which has sorted the premium bond winners from losers with the same basic technology it's used since the 1950s.

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Tom Standage pays tribute to the mythical ERNIE machine in Lancashire which has sorted the premium bond winners from losers with the same basic technology it's used since the 1950s.

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20050506

Tom Standage pays tribute to the mythical ERNIE machine in Lancashire, which has picked Premium Bond winners using technology unchanged for 50 years.