Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 11th May 2004 18:27 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... The Cambridge University mathematician laid the foundation for the invention of software. As part of its anniversary celebration, BusinessWeek is presenting a series of weekly profiles for the greatest innovators of the past 75 years. Some made their mark in science or technology; others in management, finance, marketing, or government. In late September, 2004, BusinessWeek will publish a special commemorative issue on Innovation. Elsewhere, there is also a special article for Turing.
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Alan Turing
by CaptainPinko on Tue 11th May 2004 18:40 UTC

I believe that it is important that Alan Turing committed suicide after having his life ruined by being revealed as a homosexual. It is was a great loss to computer science and how much more he could have accomplished we'll never know. I think it really shows how harmful ignorance, prejudice, and discrimination are when you look at a case like this.