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The Imitation Game: An Imitation of the Life of Alan Turing

When The Imitation Game (2014, dir. Morten Tyldum, based on Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges) came out, it got some early Oscar buzz and in fact earned nominations for best picture, best director, best actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), best supporting actress (Keira Knightly), and four others. 2,143 more words


The Imitation Game: Would You Like To Play?

Before I begin to break down my thoughts about the film, I’d like to point something out as I know it’s been featured in a number of articles about The Imitation Game.¬† 974 more words


Alan Turing

BBC News, Dec, 24, 2013, Royal pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing

BBC on Alan Turing

Alan Turing’s Pilot Ace Computer <video>, The Guardian… 118 more words

An Imitation Game Hard to Imagine

While I sit here, typing this review on my laptop, I need to step back for a minute and consider the carefully layered sequence of events which led to my machine’s existence. 670 more words


Review - The Imitation Game (2014)

Director: Morten Tyldum

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Rory Kinnear

Used by the Nazis in the Second World War to obscure their communications, the Enigma Machine was the greatest encryption device in history. 739 more words


Information versus intelligence

I just finished reading an older book about Ultra[1]. Ultra, of course, was the code name for a British effort to defeat the German World War II cipher machine known as Enigma The author was heavily involved in the Ultra project, actually communicating intelligence from Ultra directly to Winston Churchill and other senior US and British government and military officials. 493 more words

Competitive Intelligence

The Imitation Game

I taught computer literacy for twenty years starting in 1983, first as something totally new to students, from history to what each part of a computer set-up was. 340 more words

General Opinion