Computing History

Second yeat ICT

Alan Turing

Alan Mathison Turing was a British mathematician and computer scientist. He created one of the most used inventions today, only back then it had a different name. It has revolutionised the way we work, the way we learn, the way we communicate. The way we live.

Alan was born on June 23rd 1912, in Paddington of London. He went to the Sherbourne School from 1926 to 1931 before moving on the King's College in Cambridge University. His interest grew stronger in mechanics throughout his time here, and his name was getting around for his ideas and creations, so much so, that he was inquired in WWII to invent a machine to crack the german codes. This was very successful.

Alan had a dream of a machine that had a brain, a mind of it's own, that could calculate anything anyone asked it to do. He invented the Turing Machine, now referred to as a computer, and unleashed his creation to our world.

However, Turing was a homosexual and was arrested and prosecuted in 1952, even after everything he had done for our country. By June 7th 1954, he killed himself by cyanide poisoning in Chesire.

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Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee
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