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February 25, 2011

Alan Turing’s notes saved by £200k donation

by Darren Allan
You might remember that last November, Alan Turing hit the news headlines when his notes went up for auction at Christie's. The fear was they'd be snaffled up by a wealthy private collector and whisked out of this country, never to be seen again. A campaign was started to raise money and keep the papers on display at Bletchley ...

November 24, 2010

Turing papers fail to meet reserve at auction

by Darren Allan
Alan Turing's notes went up for auction at Christie's yesterday, but failed to meet their reserve. A campaign had been started to keep the papers public and on display at Bletchley Park, with Google pledging $100,000 to this cause. The fear being that if snaffled by a private collector, they might never be seen again. According to the Register, the ...

November 23, 2010

Google gets behind Turing papers bid with $100K

by Darren Allan
Google has opened its wallet in the cause of keeping Alan Turing's research notes public. The famous code-breakers' papers are going on auction at Christie's right about now, and Google has donated $100,000 to Bletchley Park who is bidding to keep them public and on display. If they go to a private collector, the fear is Turing's work will never ...