Alan Turing Pardonned

Alan Turing’s record was expunged recently when he received a Pardon. his record was from a era in Britain when Homosexuality was illegal and charged with “Gross Indecency”.

Alan Turing a seminal figure in Computer Science, who was a very gifted mathematician who worked on the Enigma Code Breaking of World War 2 that saved countless lives and laid some of the ground work of what is now computer science.

In times when here in the USA many are rushing to support a Tv star’s right to utter homophobic rants, despite them being obviously narrow minded. I’m glad to see a step forward. I hope that the UK considers expunging ALL who were also accused of crimes that in hindsight are utterly invalid.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/24/world/europe/alan-turing-enigma-code-breaker-and-computer-pioneer-wins-royal-pardon.html?_r=0

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