Computer geeks

The Imitation Game

There is no doubt that Alan Turing is one of the more fascinating unsung heroes of World War II. Considered a father to modern computers, he also got some posthumous attention recently as Queen Elizabeth II “pardoned” him for his arrest for homosexual acts (a conviction where he received horrific treatment). It is Turing’s work …

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Hollywood needs to be told that computer geeks very rarely look like Sandra Bullock (The Net), Ryan Phillippe (Antitrust), or Angelina Jolie (Hackers). If these people worked in marketing, I might believe it, but programmers? Unfortunately they (or do I mean many of the people I know?), are a heck of a lot more scrappy …

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