June 23, 2012 / 7:39PM 5,176 notes

transceiverfreq:

We behold thee, and a haze, Prometheus, dims our eyes, Of awe and of many tears for thee, When we look at thee on this rock and see Thy body parched by hot rays And fettered with iron in shameful chains. But now in Olympus a new lord reigns, And Zeus kings in lawless guise, By laws that are wondrously changed of late, And those who were great In the ancient days meet a pitiful fate. -AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound
Saturday. June 23rd is the centennial birthday of our modern Prometheus. A single human who afforded a wealth of knowledge that has altered the way in which we in the modern world do everything.
A human persecuted, criminalized and dehumanized for the ways in which he expressed his human love. A human that in desperation took their own life committing suicide by eating an apple laced with cyanide. 
A mythology almost forms in the spaces between these bits though it is completely true.
Alan Turing was homosexual. In 1952 the British government charged him with ‘gross indecency’ and afforded him the non-choice of imprisonment or chemical castration Just under 10 years since he had cracked the ENIGMA and single-mindedly ended WWII.
He is the outcast and criminalized father of computing.
Do not forget him, what he gave us and what was taken from him.
I’ve never asked this before but, reblog.

transceiverfreq:

We behold thee, and a haze,
Prometheus, dims our eyes,
Of awe and of many tears for thee,
When we look at thee on this rock and see
Thy body parched by hot rays
And fettered with iron in shameful chains.
But now in Olympus a new lord reigns,
And Zeus kings in lawless guise,
By laws that are wondrously changed of late,
And those who were great
In the ancient days meet a pitiful fate.

-AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

Saturday. June 23rd is the centennial birthday of our modern Prometheus. A single human who afforded a wealth of knowledge that has altered the way in which we in the modern world do everything.

A human persecuted, criminalized and dehumanized for the ways in which he expressed his human love. A human that in desperation took their own life committing suicide by eating an apple laced with cyanide. 

A mythology almost forms in the spaces between these bits though it is completely true.

Alan Turing was homosexual. In 1952 the British government charged him with ‘gross indecency’ and afforded him the non-choice of imprisonment or chemical castration Just under 10 years since he had cracked the ENIGMA and single-mindedly ended WWII.

He is the outcast and criminalized father of computing.

Do not forget him, what he gave us and what was taken from him.

I’ve never asked this before but, reblog.

(Source: transceiverfreq)

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    Charging him for being gay is wrong,
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    Always. Reblog. Turing.
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