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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar greginak says:

    Retribution is swift on the web. His name is Turing. He is a very interesting fellow, that is for sure.Report

  2. Avatar Lev says:

    As a tech guy, I pretty much owe my job to Alan Turing. A truly great man who got a raw deal. Interesting (or not) fact: the most prestigious award in computer science research is named after Turing.Report

  3. Avatar Amitav says:

    It is difficult to overstate Turing’s role in the development of computer science. As Lev notes, the Nobel equivalent in the field is called the Turing Award. If you take an intro course in computer theory, much of it will be based on his work. He was a unique genius, and I hope every British computer scientist and mathematician signs the petition.Report

  4. Avatar Dara says:

    I recommend the film Enigma. I’ve never seen it, but Tom Stoppard wrote the screenplay.Report

  5. Avatar Jaybird says:

    The past is truly another country. I cannot comprehend this.Report