i'm sure many of you are aware of the move to grant Alan Turing a pardon for his 1952 conviction for Gross Indecency and his treatment thereafter.
This is certainly a contentious issue, but I've always felt that a large part of the reason why Turing is not as well know as he should be with the general public is because his reputation was tainted by this conviction. Its about time he got the recognition he deserved as a great scientist, engineer and father of computing.
If you want to sign the petition you can do so here - http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/23526
*p.s. I am posting this in a personal capacity as a member of the IET and not as an employee. The opinions expressed above are my personal opinions and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the IET.
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07 December 2011 at
01:32 PM by