Joan Clarke, the cryptanalyst war-heroine, and the women of Bletchley Park (you never heard of)
Joan Clarke Murray codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II, became deputy head of Hut 8 in 1944. Code breaking was almost exclusively done by men during the war. Clarke was paid less than the men and felt that she was prevented from progressing further because of her gender. She was a English cryptanalyst and numismatist ~
Alan Mathison Turing (1912–1954) British mathematician, logician & cryptanalyst. He was highly influential in the development of computerscience, giving a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" & "computation". A good example how history makes/ helps the development of technologies CC
Interactive Infographic on the History of Computers - stretching from 2400 BC and the Abacus to Binary and Da Vinci’s inventiveness, the birth of Turing in 1912 and to what we know as the major players of today Microsoft, Apple and a brief mention of the Commodore 64.
14 Mar 40: The first "bombe" decipher machine becomes operational at Bletchley Park in England. It not only plays an important role in the outcome of World War II, but will lead directly to today's modern computing. #WWII #History
It is hard to overstate the importance of Alan Turing, the British mathematician who died in 1954. He was a hero in science, for one. Turing invented the concepts that underlie modern computers and artificial intelligence. And he was a hero in war: He was a vital part of the British cryptographic team at Bletchley Park that cracked the German Enigma code during World War II.