The Digital World Reviving Old News

Today in class, we briefly discussed how the BCTV footage of the 1994 Stanley Cup riots is available on YouTube, and how the digital age has a memory that seems to predate the (widespread) digital age.

There was an even more amazing example of that memory which came out just today. The handwritten notes of Dr. Alan Turing — the father of computing science and a great British codebreaker, who was tragically taken from us in 1954 — were found being used as insulation at Bletchley Park. Perhaps appropriately, given Dr. Turing’s amazingly creative contributions in life, those notes have been uploaded to the Internet for everyone to ponder.


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