The Deification of Alan Turing

How an obscure British mathematician became a tool for establishing computer science as a legitimate discipline.

Computers have always been of interest to mathematicians. They originated as calculating machines, after all. But the early days of computers were governed more by pragmatic engineering approaches that drew from a variety of disciplines — including linguistics, cognitive science, and industrial…

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Marianne Bellotti

Author of Kill It with Fire Manage Aging Computer Systems (and Future Proof Modern Ones)