Alan Turing (Photograph: Public Domain)
Alan Turing, one of the true great minds of computing history, has finally received an official apology from the UK government. There is no doubt that he shaped computing history, that he was hugely influential in the code breaking efforts in the UK in the second world war, and that his treatment by official institutions after the war was appalling.
It is great to see both his contributions and the injustice done to him openly recognised.
Now we just need to go on to save Bletchley Park…
Too little, too late.
The guy needs a large park in central london, with a statue of himself in the middle, wearing a pink tutu and waving a middle finger at the houses of parliament.
Yes, he was good man. I like to study Turing mashines in university. But there is one awful truth about him.