21 June 2012 by Dominic Lenton
E&T's technology features editor James Hayes was at the preview - his report's linked to below and he spoke to some of the VIP guests for a future podcast. Among what's claimed to be the most extensive collection of Turing artefacts ever assembled in one place, he tells me that one of the most interesting is a piece of Comet jet fuselage wreckage recovered following a series of crashes. Nothing to do with the wartime codebreaking exploits for which Turing is most famous, but a key item from the history of computing. Take a trip to London for the free exhibition, which runs until this time next year, and you can find out why it's there.
Meanwhile, if you're heeding the warnings to stay out of the capital during the Olympics, you might want to pick up one of the many books that have come out to coincide with the Turing centenary. In the July issue of E&T, computing history expert Paul Gannon, who has written accounts of the wartime work at Bletchley Park, reviews what's available.
Read all about it...
A round up of books published to coincide with the centenary of Alan Turing's birth from the July 2012 issue of E&T.
Full details of 'Codebreaker - Alan Turing's Life and Legacy' at the Science Museum in London.
E&T technology features editor James Hayes reports from the preview of 'Codebreaker'.
Edited: 25 June 2012 at 10:37 AM by Dominic Lenton
Posted By: Dominic Lenton @ 21 June 2012 11:47 AM General
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