Happy Alan TURING Year!

From Wikipedia

The Alan Turing Year 2012 will be a celebration of the life and scientific influence of Alan Turing on the occasion of the centenary of his birth on 23 June 1912. Turing had an important influence on computing, computer science, artificial intelligence, developmental biology, and the mathematical theory of computability and made important contributions to code-breaking during the Second World War.
The international impact of Turing’s work is reflected in the growing list of countries planning Alan Turing Year celebrations, including: Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, U.K. and the U.S.A.

Well, this guy deserves a lot of recognition. Because Europeans do not have to buy their bred in million ReichMarks. Because he opened the door to modern computer science (in both hardware and software domains). And because he was he. After reading the story of his life long time ago, I had the sour feeling that a particular man has been spoiled and wasted when people discovered that he was different (Could it be otherwise?) and that they would no longer deadly need his talents.

To all fans of Open Software, Open Hardware, please read his biography to get into the Open Minds world!

One Comment

  1. Didier says:

    Please read http://www.ams.org/news/math-in-the-media/mathdigest-md-200909-toc#200910-turing

    Gordon Brown has issued a personal apology for what he has described as the “appalling treatment” of the leading WWII code-breaker Alan Turing.
    A petition on the No 10 website had called for a posthumous government apology to the computer pioneer.
    In 1952 Turing was prosecuted for gross indecency after admitting a sexual relationship with a man. Two years later he killed himself.
    Robert Hall reports.

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