Thursday, August 1, 2013

#Turing wont be on the new £10 note

So the Bank of England has decided that Jane Austen will grace the next issue of the £10 note. I, and many others, really wanted Alan Turing to be on the note, My wife is thrilled and although I'd have preferred Turing I'm not upset enough to send death and rape threats to Austen's supporters via Twitter. How can anyone be so angry about this? Twitter was very slow to respond, and this should be a wake up call to all social media. Abusive messages shouldn't be tolerated on any media. British police are now investigating the threats and have made an arrest.