An incredible human being …. what a mind! Lost to bigotry, ignorance and persecution!! Remember him …..
It was 61 years ago today that Alan Turing took his life. He was not able to see anyway out of the homophobic culture he had endured. The irony is not lost that just two years ago the British government finally declared that Turing would no longer be considered a criminal for being gay.
Alan Turing was born in 1912. His teachers and family noticed his immense talent for mathematics early on, and he began a rigorous education. He became a fellow at King’s College at the age of 22 and began work on computation. His pioneering work earned him the title: Father of Computer Science. During the war, he worked for the British government as a code breaker. His methods helped crack critical German codes. Some have gone so far as to give him credit for Britain making it through the war without surrender. Turing’s contributions to computer science…
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