The British government chemically castrated Alan Turing.
Now it wants to say that wasn't quite cricket.
Or, rather, it wants to pardon him for the heinous crime of having been a homosexual.
As the Guardian reports, the government has decided to offer its support to a bill that would give him a complete posthumous pardon.
In the 1950s it didn't matter to the powers-that-be that Turing was a brilliant mathematician whose Turing Machine was the basis of so much of modern computing.
It didn't matter that he had helped crack Germany's Enigma Code during World War … Read more