OMG - Alan Turing gets an apology!

It's decades late, but a lovely gesture none-the-less: Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister of Britain has formally apologized for the treatment of Alan Turing. It's hard to overstate his impact on the latter half of the 20th century, and the discipline of computer science in particular. Think of what your life would have been like without him: a longer and more devastating second world war; and the development of computers delayed by many years. How much better could the world have been if his life had not been cut short by thoughtless intolerance? For details, as always, consult wikipedia.
September 10, 2009