Alan Turing - BBC - History
Alan Turing - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Alan Turing was an English mathematician, wartime code-breaker and pioneer of computer science.
Alan Turing - most recent - theguardian
Alan Turing honoured with Google doodle - Interactive version of computing device celebrates 100th anniversary of birth of Enigma codebreaker - theguardian
Alan Turing (1912–1954) never described himself as a philosopher, but his 1950 paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” is one of the most frequently cited in modern philosophical literature. It gave a fresh approach to the traditional mind-body problem, by relating it to the mathematical concept of computability he himself had introduced in his 1936–7 paper “On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem.” His work can be regarded as the foundation of computer science and of the artificial intelligence program.
AlanTuring.net - The True Archive for the History of Computing
A functioning Turing machine, a representation of a computing device, is the latest Google doodle, which celebrates the birth of Alan Turing on 23 June, 1912.
Largest web collection of digital facsimiles of original documents by Turing and other pioneers of computing. Plus articles about Turing and his work, including Artificial Intelligence.
Tech world preps to honor 'Father of Computer Science' Alan Turing, as centenary nears - June 11, 2012 - NetworkWorld
The documents that form the historical record of the development of computing are scattered throughout various archives, libraries and museums around the world. Until now, to study these documents required a knowledge of where to look, and a fistful of air tickets. This Virtual Archive contains digital facsimiles of the documents. The Archive places the history of computing, as told by the original documents, onto your own computer screen.
Alan Turing - Wikipedia
Listening to the way people in the world of technology talk about Alan Turing, it's difficult to believe that the English computer scientist isn't more of a household name.
"The man challenged everyone's thinking," says Vint Cerf, Google's chief Internet evangelist, in an interview with Network World. "He was so early in the history of computing, and yet so incredibly visionary about it."
- a great list of links here as well as an accounting
It is tragic that the world could turn their collective backs on such a great man for such a long time. A man that had such an impact on the world today.
But then, the world tends to do that to great men throughout history ... so why am I surprised.
Edited by LilBambi, 23 June 2012 - 02:59 PM.