Friday, 11 September 2009

PM apology after Turing petition

Is there any point in issuing apologies to the long dead?
Alan Turing was badly treated for being gay despite his contribution to the war effort.
The energy used in getting Gordon Brown to say 'sorry' would be better used in creating a Turing Foundation to promote the advancement of computer science or to fight against prejudice.
Brown says: "This recognition of Alan's status as one of Britain's most famous victims of homophobia is another step towards equality and long overdue."
Worthy stuff but we should be working for those ideals now, not apologising for not having them 60 years ago.

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