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In Honor of Alan Turing: A message from the sponsor - Linux Magazine Online

Today I wrote an essay on Alan Turing and the 100th anniversary of his birthday.

I have made no bones about the fact that Alan Turing is a hero to me. I have had several heroes, among them:

  • Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
  • Abraham Lincoln (not just because he freed the slaves, but because he was one of the greatest humans of all time)
  •  Hedy Lamarr
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Samuel “Mark Twain” Clemens

and many more people that I “respect”, although they do not quite reach “hero” status with me.

Many of those people are still alive, and to mention them here would surely embarrass them, since they tend to be modest people.

Alan Turing, however, is different.

  • He did so much for the industry with which that I have spent the last 42 years of my life.
  • His brilliance helped defend the world against an unspeakable evil that engulfed whole nations, and turned Christian men and women against others seen as different from themselves.
  •  His country (and his world) hated him so much that they chemically castrated him, insulted him, and deprived him of the one thing he lived for, his work.

You can try to sugar-coat the events by saying “it was the law of the time”, but “the time” was not that long ago, and in some places “that time” still exists.

And why this effects me is that I too, am homosexual.

Diaspora, anyone ?

I’ve now got a shiny new Diaspora account; I’m  greyeyedeve@diasp.org and I’ve even figured out how to cross post to my Tumblr! Go me! Anyone else out there got an account and would like to friend me?