Tuesday, June 19, 2012

This partly eaten apple with inscription "In the memory of a genius" is taken from a Newsround report last October.

What does the apple have to do with the world of computers?

For those who don't know, codebreaker, computer pioneer and all-round genius Alan Turing was a victim of homophobic laws in 50's Britain. He committed suicide in 1954 by eating an apple laced with cyanide.

But if you thought the picture was from a report about Alan Turing, you were mistaken. In fact it was from a report about the death of Steve Jobs. Over the last year or so, Newsround has had quite a lot to say about Steve Jobs and his achievements. In this report we can see Steve sculptured in sand.

Alan Turing should be a household name. So will CBBC be doing anything to help ensure that young people know about his life and work? His centenary is only a matter of days away, so we'll soon have an answer. The smart money is on there being no mention of Turing.

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