What does it say about your life when you get a Google doodle before you get a royal pardon?
In the case of Alan Turing, many will believe that a small sliver of honor was expressed when on Monday, the British government announced that the brilliant codebreaker and pioneer of computing had been pardoned. Or, as it's officially -- and quaintly -- described: "a pardon under the Royal Prerogative of Mercy by the Queen."
He was convicted in 1952 of the crime of homosexuality. Actually, in those days it was called gross indecency. Despite his … Read more