So you remember that movie last Christmas The Imitation Game? The movie that stars Benedict Cumberbatch showing Alan Turning‘s role as the father computer science. Well today is his birthday. Spend this day in wonder as you read this blog post and others. For the roots of modern computers and even the encryption that you use online to do your banking are due to this brilliant man. Say nothing of his role in ending WWII.
So as you shop on Amazon, or as you’re setting up encryption so that the NSA cannot read your grocery list, remember Mr. Turning today on his birthday.