Ernie, the premium bond number generator, has gone quantum, and will run through 79 billion premium bonds to pluck out 3 million winners in just 12 minutes each month.
The first Ernie (Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment) was built in 1956 and was the size of a van.The last one, Ernie 4 was built in 2004 was no bigger than your old DVD player.
Come to today and Ernie’s quantum chip is the size of your little fingernail.
This is today
This was 1957