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Alan Turing to be featured on British stamp

Alan Turing

Thanks to Lisa Williams over at Life and Code, for the scoop on this.

I first found out about Turing when my mom took me to see “Breaking The Code,” a West End play in London, starring Derek Jacobi. Turing was considered one of the founding fathers of computational thinking, until the mid 1950s when he was outed and convicted of homosexuality. It didn’t get better. He committed suicide and the world lost a brilliant mind.

More at Life and Code.