From mini to mainframe and back again. A programmers journey.

By: Tuesday February 17, 2015 7:00 pm

Back in the 1970s I was going to a community college up here in Cleveland and acquired a student assistant position in the Physics and Chemistry department there. If you said computer to me, I would – like everyone else at the time, I think – get this picture of an IBM card sorter and big tape drives spinning. In other words, I knew nothing of such creatures.

 

FDL Movie Night: Codebreaker

By: Monday January 28, 2013 5:00 pm

We are honored to have Codebreaker as our FDL Movie Night discussion with the film’s executive producer Patrick Sammon as our guest. Nominated for the 2013 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary, Codebreaker is the story of British mathematical genius Alan Turing whose vision shaped the world we now live in, and who was prosecuted and persecuted  by the British  courts for his sexuality under the same statutes as Oscar Wilde decades earlier.

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