Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Alan Turing 1912 Alan Turing (d. 1954), British mathematician and cryptographer who pioneered the Turing Machine, which advanced computer development. He is considered one of the founders of modern computer science. During World War II he was the director of the Naval Enigma Hut at Bletchley Park for some time and remained throughout the war the chief cryptanalyst for the Naval Enigma effort.

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

Prosecution of Turing for his homosexuality crippled his career. In 1952, his male lover helped an accomplice to break into Turing's house and commit larceny. Turing went to the police to report the crime. As a result of the police investigation, Turing was said to have had a sexual relationship with a 19-year-old man, and Turing was charged with 'gross indecency and sexual perversion' ...

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