Friday, September 11, 2009

BBC NEWS | Technology | PM apology after Turing petition

Check the full article for more context-setting (bummer – a quick search suggests Andrew Hodges’ outstanding book Alan Turing: The Enigma seems to be out of print; I guess you’ll have to wait until Google Books makes it available -- or buy a used copy…)

Mr Brown, writing in the Telegraph newspaper, said: "While Mr Turing was dealt with under the law of the time and we can't put the clock back, his treatment was of course utterly unfair and I am pleased to have the chance to say how deeply sorry I and we all are for what happened to him."

National legacy

He said Mr Turing deserved recognition for his contribution to humankind.

In the statement he said: "So on behalf of the British government, and all those who live freely thanks to Alan's work I am very proud to say: we're sorry, you deserved so much better."

BBC NEWS Technology PM apology after Turing petition

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