Who begat computing?

  title={Who begat computing?},
  author={Moshe Y. Vardi},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
of the founding figures of computing should be celebrated has turned into a global social phenomenon. A quick perusal of the Turing Centenary Web page (http://www.turingcentenary.eu/) reveals an amazing explosion of meetings, lectures, exhibitions, and volumes. There is a risk, however, that in our focus on highlighting Turing’s seminal contributions we may have gone from celebration to hagiography. Listening to so many speakers extol Turing’s accomplishments, one could end up believing that… CONTINUE READING