If you're not familiar with the Computer History Museum, they have a YouTube channel that is a treasure trove of interviews, presentations, documentaries (both contemporary and historical) and many other videos for any computing enthusiast. One of their latest videos is a tribute to Maurice Wilkes (who died recently) in the form of an interview ... more
Not so long ago, we celebrated the posthumous birthday of Alan Turing, who has achieved heroic status in the computing field. He made critical contributions to algorithms, computation, computer design and artificial intelligence, and famously played a role in the efforts to break the German codes during the Second World War. However, his story does ... more
Today is the birthday of a founding father of my field, and war hero of course, Alan Turing.