Late computer pioneer Alan Turing goes big
— By Mark Halper on March 21, 2014, 6:17 AM PST
The text font size is much too big on pages so slows down reading speed could you put back to about 14 point as we are not at preschool.thanks
Too bad there was no mention of his being imprisoned for being gay and having received no support from liberals, progressives, Democrats in the US or leftists ; they were all in favor of his persecution. And the UK government has recently granted a posthumous "pardon" for his "crime" not a repudiation of its own Nazi-like persecution of him. US Democrats and "progressives" have been entirely silent about this, reflecting their actual beliefs.
The makeover of Smartplanet from a few months back is unanimously unloved by readers,but lots of backslapping all round from the SP Journo's, and the exiting senior editor Andrew Nusca. The comments section, from LiveFyre, gets particular mention for being shonky, and sllllooooowwwwww.
Not sure why it does not share a common blogging platform with other CBSi titles like ZDNet, Tech Republic etc - as all of these are under top dog Larry Dignan's over-arching control.
I found it thoroughly refreshing that it did not mention this, as the Turing 'movement' has largely succeeded in his legacy being hijacked in that he is now largely known for being gay, and secondly as a computing, mathematical and code-breaking genius.
There were thousands of people who worked there, who have largely been eliminated from contempory analysis of Bletchley Park, like Tommy Flowers (Post Office Telecoms) who invented Colossus - the worlds first electronic digital computer.. Tommy Flowers was the son of a bricklayer, who made good, whereas Turing was from a wealthier background and went to private fee paying schools.
Being gay (at the time) was unlawful in the UK, USA and many other places, and yes in modern perspective it was wrong - just like Segregation Laws in the US.
Remember Turing, who was a desperately shy introvert, and be sad and contemplative about what happened to him, but celebrate his work primarily, and do not let his legacy be used by advocacy groups with agenda's to pursue.