Alan Turing, who was basically the father of computer science, would have been 100 years-old today.
For those who don’t know the name Alan Turing he was British mathematician who developed methods of breaking German cryptography during World War II. After helping the Allies win the war Turing turned to developing one of the first stored program computers. What did this genius receive? Chemical castration because he was a homosexual. Even though he helped defeat Nazi German his government could look past the fact that he preferred other men in his bed than women. Eventually he was pushed to suicide due to the way he was treated.
His story is one of amazing accomplishments and sad tragedy. Without him it’s quite possible that you wouldn’t be reading this blog right now for no computer would exist.