Alan Turing …. Father of modern computing and much more!!   3 comments

It Is What It Is

~~June 10, 2014~~

On the morning of 8 June, 1954, the body of Alan Turing was discovered by his housekeeper. There was a bottle of potassium cyanide in the room, and an apple, from which a few bites had been taken, on the table beside the bed. The coroner ruled suicide, and it was assumed that the apple had been dipped in a cyanide solution.

Sixty years ago, on the 7th of June 1954, one of the greatest people of all this century helped invent the computer and the science behind the PC and we at World of Gay People here are honoring his legacy for his work as a gay man who was arrested in 1952 for being gay.

ATuring

Alan Mathison TuringOBEFRS ( 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was a British mathematician, logiciancryptanalystcomputer scientist and philosopher. He was highly influential in…

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Posted June 10, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

3 responses to “Alan Turing …. Father of modern computing and much more!!

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  1. TY for the reblog!! Looks good in your “spot”. Appreciated!!

    • No problem; from a historical standpoint, Alan Turing’s life represented both the best and worst of society…the best in regards to the fact that he’s one of the great ancestors w/in the tech world at large, the worst in regards to how shamefully society back then treated him.

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