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Some Turing-related articles free to read for a short period of time, thanks to T&F

Taylor & Francis have generously made some articles related to Alan Turing from their archives freely available until the end of the year. They’re calling it the Alan Turing Centenary Collection, and it includes two reports written by Turing during the war, a few articles which they claim are “about Alan Turing”, and a 1978 article by 2011 Alan Turing Prize winner Judea Pearl. Grab them now, while you can.

They’re also offering 20% discounts on the books The Computer Science Handbook, The Universal Computer: The Road From Leibniz to Turing, and Bright Boys: The Making of Information Technology if you enter the code 193CM at the checkout.

T&F have made a PDF leaflet with descriptions and links to all the material in the collection. Rather cheekily, the second page of the leaflet contains a list of related articles which you might assume to be part of the collection. In fact, they’re still ambitiously priced at £27 each.

(via @AlanTuringYear on Twitter)

4 Responses to “Some Turing-related articles free to read for a short period of time, thanks to T&F”

  1. Avatar Peter Rowlett

    At present, this one isn’t free to access: Turing’s Golden: How Well Turing’s Work Stands Today, Justin Leiber, Philosophical Psychology, Volume 19, Issue 1, 2006. I have tweeted @TandF_Maths to say so because I believe this is how human beings settle their differences now.

    I notice the original @TandF_Maths tweet takes the view “Celebrating the Alan ‪#Turing‬ Centenary Year with this article collection … Includes FREE ACCESS!” whereas your piece takes the view “Free articles… except some of them aren’t free!” I think you have added the idea that they should all be free (and therefore that the second page is cheeky).

  2. Avatar Christian Perfect

    Yes, I didn’t see the original T&F tweet. It’s cheeky because they’re using the Turing centenary to try and flog some articles, and the leaflet doesn’t make it particularly clear that the articles on the second page aren’t free.

    The articles by Judea Pearl on the second page don’t even have anything to do with Turing, as far as I can tell.


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