Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Alan Turing, Enigma Code-Breaker and Computer Pioneer, Wins Royal Pardon - NYTimes.com

Long overdue but still an important milestone
"The pardon was announced by the British justice secretary, Chris Grayling, who had made the request to the queen. Mr. Grayling said in a statement that Mr. Turing, whose most remarkable achievement was helping to develop the machines and algorithms that unscrambled the supposedly impenetrable Enigma code used by the Germans in World War II, “deserves to be remembered and recognized for his fantastic contribution to the war effort and his legacy to science.”"
Alan Turing, Enigma Code-Breaker and Computer Pioneer, Wins Royal Pardon - NYTimes.com
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