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Google Doodle Marks Centenary Of Alan Turing's Birth

  • Wired , Sunday, June 24, 2012 2:13 PM

The Doodle is a basic interpretation of the Turing Machine, a hypothetical computing model that Turing proposed in 1936. The machine, he suggested, would be fed with a long piece of tape inscribed with single-character instructions which it would then read and process, moving the tape back and forth according to the instructions given using an algorithm. The notion was considered groundbreaking by Turing's peers -- up until this point, a machine that could react dynamically to multiple instructions by storing data had not been imagined.

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