a half century since alan turing died

Via Slashdot:

erroneous writes “Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of Alan Turing: mathematician, code breaker, and computer pioneer. He was today commemorated in his home city of Manchester, UK.” Here are stories at the BBC and at The Register.

This comment in the Slashdot discussion is especially funny. I wrote about the Turing memorial when I was in Manchester a year ago this week.

Update: Kieran Healy takes notice of the anniversary, too.

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