Alan Turning


Alan Turning and Motherboards are both extremely important and are connected in some way or an other. Alan Turning invented the worlds first computer and reduced WW1 by two years when he was able to hack the German codes. Mother Boards connect to this because they are one of the main parts of computers.
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Alan Turing was one of the most intelligent and able minds ever. He went to Kings College in London and studied Mathematics and Science. He was born on The 23rd June 1912 and died on the 7th June 1954. The Germans used a device named the Enigma it was a machine that sent of lots of random codes to German U Boats and Planes.This was very useful to the Germans as it made it much easier to attack and create confusion behind enemy lines. Alan Turning decided to try and hack this machine and find out the codes which were being sent. So he built the first ever computer (named the Bombe) to hack this code. Nobody thought he would be able to do this and some people did not like it. After a while he did manage to create a computer and it did work. His invention reduced the length of WWII by a predicted 2 years and saved many lives.Turing was prosecuted in 1952 for Homosexuel axts, when such behaviour was still illegal. He accepted treatment with injections as an alternative to prison. Turing died in 1954, 16 days before his 42nd birthday, from cyanide poisoning. They determined his death a suicide, his mother and some others believed it was accidental. In 2009, following an Internet campaign, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an official apology on behalf of the British government for "the appalling way he was treated." The Queen granted him a posthumous pardon in 2013.
The enigma of WWII codebreaker Alan Turing

Alan Turing

The Imitation Game - Official Trailer - The Weinstein Company
This is a trailer for the Imitation Game but this is really what it was like for Alan Turing.

Mother Boards

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How Motherboard Works


If you've ever taken the case off of a computer, you've seen the one piece of equipment that ties everything together the motherboard. A motherboard allows all the parts of your computer to receive power and communicate with one another.

Motherboards have come a long way in the­ last twenty years. The first motherboards held very few actual components. The first motherboard had only a processor and card slots. Users plugged components like floppy drive controllers and memory into the slots.

Today, motherboards typically boast a wide variety of built-in features, and they directly affect a computer's capabilities and potential for upgrades.They are probably the most important part of a computer and every computer needs one.The motherboards have many connectors and slots include a socket for the processor to be installed along with memory slots, a number of expansion slots, connectors to IDE/SATA devices and smaller connectors for USB, serial and printer connectors.

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee

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The Stuff of Genius The World Wide Web
Sir Tim Berners-Lee was born in southwest London, England, on 8 June 1955. He was very significant in the way the world has changed through time. He invented the world wide web. He thought that there were lots of different things in a computer jumbled up in a computer and he wanted to connect them together. So he decided to invent the world wide web.Tim documented what was to become the World Wide Web with the submission of a proposal specifying a set of technologies that would make the Internet truly accessible and useful to people. Despite initial setbacks and with perseverance, by October of 1990, he had specified the three fundamental technologies that remain the foundation of today’s Web: HTML, URI, and HTTP.

Today we use the world wide web nearly every day, we may use it for emails, games or just searching for information. This is all because of Alan Turning and to show our respect he got Knighted by the Queen.On March 18 2013, Tim, along with Vinton Cerf, Robert Kahn, Louis Pouzin and Marc Andreesen, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth award for ground-breaking innovation in engineering that has been of global benefit to humanity."


Overall all of these things are important in computer, whether it is ranging from creating them or to making them work they all help us today in one way or an other. If it were not for any of this we would live much different lives today. So this is why computers and the people who created them are so important in the shaping of our earth today.