The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour Through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine

Author: Charles Petzold
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by anonymous   2018-02-12
I have a copy of The Annotated Turing which I found fascinating: https://www.amazon.com/Annotated-Turing-Through-Historic-Computability/dp/0470229055/ref=sr_1_1/133-2755383-6988058?ie=UTF8&qid=1518103035&sr=8-1&keywords=the+annotated+turing&dpID=51du7ChkDML&preST=_SY344_BO1,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
by kol   2018-01-07
"The Annotated Turing" by Charles Petzold: https://www.amazon.com/Annotated-Turing-Through-Historic-Com...
by mabbo   2017-11-17
It sounds very basic, but I highly recommend 'The Annotated Turing'[0] to any beginner in Computer Science. It's a walk through Turing's original 36-page paper on Turing Machines, and requires only high school level math to understand. I picked it up early in my CS undergrad and it blew my mind. I suddenly understood what a computer was.

[0]https://www.amazon.ca/Annotated-Turing-Through-Historic-Comp...