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

Category: Computer Science
Author: Charles Petzold
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by wirthjason   2021-09-18
A fascinating book on Turing and Church is “The Annotated Turing”. It’s a walk through of Turings paper with analysis and commentary.

It was written by Charles Petzold, who also wrote the immensity popular book “CODE”.

by anonymous   2018-02-12
I have a copy of The Annotated Turing which I found fascinating:,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
by kol   2018-01-07
"The Annotated Turing" by Charles Petzold:
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.