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Alan Turing: How His ­niversal Machine Became a Musical Instrument

Alan Turing, age 35

Pictured here aged 35, Alan Turing was one of the most important figures in early computing.

Credit: Archivio GBB/Contrasto/Redux

Alan Turing is one of the great pioneers of the digital age, establishing the mathematical foundations of computing and using electromechanical digital machines to break German ciphers at Bletchley Park, in England, during World War II.

From IEEE Spectrum
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