Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Government refuses pardon for Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing

The Enigma codebreaker and founder of modern computer science, Alan Turing

The government has refused to grant a pardon for homosexuality convictions to the wartime codebreaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing.

A parliamentary motion noted the vital contribution made by Turing to Britain’s war effort by inventing the machine that tackled the problem of solving the German Enigma naval code, which became the subject of books and a film.

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1 comment:

seanrobsville said...

How about an apology from the Church of England? Turing was chemically castrated and driven to suicide by the religious bigots of his day: http://seanrobsville.blogspot.com/2012/02/alan-turing-gay-buddhist.html

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