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Blogs Alan Turing collection saved

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 10 Mar 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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    Back in issue 89 of Custom PC, you may remember that our own ex-news hound Gareth Halfacree wrote about his efforts to raise funds in order to purchase a rare collection of Alan Turing's papers. Through the power of Twitter and a generous donation from Google of $100,000, Gareth raised just under £90,000 for the Bletchley Park Trust so that it might purchase the documents for public display....

    http://www.bit-tech.net/blog/2011/03/10/alan-turing-collection-saved/
     
  2. Von Lazuli

    Von Lazuli I get by fine with a jig-saw.

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    Wow, that is a wonderful 'I haven't lost faith in humanity story'. Knowing that such important relics of early computer science will be on public display warms the heart far more than knowing that they will languish in a private collection somewhere.
     
  3. Lazarus Dark

    Lazarus Dark New Member

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    considering their contribution, is Google going to scan them and put them on the web? :D
     
  4. demonisch

    demonisch New Member

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    Agreed, Google should make them available for the whole world to see
     
  5. bob_lewis

    bob_lewis Lurker extraordinaire

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    Seconded!
     
  6. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    Thirded!
     
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