#Google backs Alan #Turing #Monopoly game


Interesting ways of commemorating Turing’s centenary continue to crop up. A recent strange one is a special Turing edition of the classic board game Monopoly. Chris Matyszczyk reports for CNET that Google has backed the special edition of the game and has bought 1,000 of the 2,000 games made. There is a link to Turing as he used to play the board game at Bletchley Park during WWII on a hand made board that can still be seen at Bletchley.
Interestingly my mother, with whom I’m currently visiting, has just informed me that my great uncle Victor Watson was managing director of Waddington’s the British company that manufactured Monopoly outside of the US under licence from its inventors.


from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2012/09/google-backs-alan-turing-monopoly-game.html

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About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

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