Monday, June 07, 2004

Alan Turing: 50th Death Anniversary

Alan Turing died 50 years ago today. We often use the word genius lightly: for him, it is fitting...

Cryptonomicon is set partly in the Enigma period of WW II, and has many very accurate discussions of Turing machines and the halting problem. Turing is a character in the novel as well.

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