Saturday, 31 January 2015

The man who knew too much - Alan Turing and the invention of the computer

A concise book about the life and achievements of Alan Turing - mathematician, enigma code breaker and key person in the invention of computers.

It was fascinating to find out how visionary Turing was. 

The tragedy and horror of Turing conviction and punishment for homosexuality is both shocking and disturbing.  That particular law was in place in the UK until 1968, that is within my lifetime.  Perhaps a few people ought to keep that in mind before propounding the idea that the UK is an untarnished beacon for the rest of the world.

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