Monday, February 13, 2012

Quote of the Day: Turing Machine.

It was also disappointing that when in January 1937 Computable Numbers at last appeared in print, there was so little reaction. Church reviewed it for the Journal of Symbolic Logic and thereby put the words "Turing machine" into published form. But only two people asked for offprints.   -- Alan Turing: The Enigma, by Andrew Hodges.
As we can see, one of the major discoveries of the 20th century that set up the computing revolution went largely unnoticed not only for the general public, but for professional mathematicians as well.

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