Math in the News
Mathematician's Work Lives On In Everyday Life
Keith Devlin (Stanford University) talks with National Public Radio’s Scott Simon about Alan Turing’s legacy on NPR Weekend Edition.
Oh, wow. I see it every time I pull the iPhone out of my pocket, because that's an instantiation of what in 1936 he proved was possible. You know, I think it about 1999 or 2000 that Time magazine named Turing one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century because of his role in creating the computer. I would probably put him in the top 50 because of the impact that computers have had on our lives on a large scale and on a very local and personal scale.