Alan Turing, Engima-breaking mathematician and Benedict Cumberbatch lookalike, never wrote much during his life — manuscripts and diaries are hard to come by. The best remaining example was a 56-page notebook working on “the foundations of computer science”, which has sold at auction for $US1,025,000.
Alan Turing’s life story is unequivocally a tragedy. The Imitation Game, a new biopic that focuses on his accomplishments as a codebreaker during World War II, manages to recognise this while celebrating his formidable legacy.
While most new Monopoly sets desperately try to keep up with the times — swapping cash for credit cards and square boards for circular ones — the latest celebrates the past. Now you can play the property-trading game while celebrating the life of the father of computer science, Alan Turing.