That he was a genius is not disputed, and probably the creator of modern computer science. Often unregarded for two reasons. First, his work at Bletchley was top secret as so not reported even until long after WWII. Second, he was a homosexual. It seems odd that only now we acknowledge that everyone has something to offer, in Alan’s case, his life, if that is why he took his life in 1954. But at least he is remembered in the naming of Alan Turing Way which I pass every day.
3rd June 2004 Reading Time: 1 0 comments
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