Wednesday, June 27, 2012

#Turing and the #Olympic torch

How apt, a photo of the Olympic torch be passed on at the Turing statue in Manchester on Turing's birthday. Not just because it was the centenary of Turing's birth but also because he was a very keen long distance runner - he even tried out for the 1948 British Olympic marathon team. He was carrying an injury at the time and didn't make the cut.
However, as you can see in the photo above, from Turing's race number he was anticipating Twitter.

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