Monday, June 03, 2013

Alan Turing

How is it I have never heard of this man till today?
He is the founder of the ideas behind the modern computer.  You would most likely not be enjoying your iphones, androids, macbooks, etc,. without his mathematical breakthroughs. His codebreaking invention saved many from nazis, who captured and/or killed people for being homosexual (as well as being in many other groups, obviously). Sadly, instead of gaining respect and honor for what he accomplished, the country he worked for repaid him by driving him to commit suicide because of his sexuality. Has the situation globally changed 60 years later? hopefully, well into the 21st century,  people can still draw a few lessons from the past
Tragic story indeed

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