My wife Deirdre has just designed a new web site specifically for my forthcoming book, The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine:
Deidre also wishes to speak to my blog audience directly. Here she is:
As readers of this blog know, Charles has an exciting new book coming out in June. The Annotated Turing promises to be an important resource for history of computing buffs, educators and students of mathematics and computer science, programmers who want a deeper understanding of the machines on their desks, and long-time fans of Charles's writing.
Charles's publisher Wiley is making a tremendous effort to get copies of the book into the hands of reviewers and professors. Instructors can request an evaluation copy of the book from
The Annotated Turing page of Wiley's web site.
We're also trying to compile some information that might help Wiley and us to publicize the book:
- Did you encounter any of Charles's book (and in particular, Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software) in a class? Let us know what school, class, and who assigned the book.
- Have you ever assigned any of Charles's books in a class you taught? What classes and where?
- Did you ever write an on-line review of Code? We have some of them on The Annotated Turing web site, but if we missed yours, can you send us the URL? Can we quote you?
- Do you know of a class or instructor who might use The Annotated Turing?
Send any information you have to me at
Thank you for your help.