On this day...

May 28, 1936 – English mathematician Alan Turing introduced the Turing machine, a basic abstract symbol-manipulating device that can simulate the logic of any computer algorithm.

from Wikipedia

He's still dead, right? Not re-incarnated as IBM's Watson or something?

CrossRoads: He's still dead, right? Not re-incarnated as IBM's Watson or something?

LOL last I checked, but there might be a good conspiracy theory there to start :D