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Alan Turing: the life of the father of computing

Alan Turing: the life of the father of computing

Alan Turing is by consensus the father of modern computing. Are you using a laptop, a computer, a smartphone, or even set a network of IoT devices? Then you are using technologies made possible by the work, research, and insight of this young Fellow of the King’s College, University of Cambridge. Alan Turing is one of the world’s best-known mathematicians. By far, the most known in the past century. This is for his work on cracking German codes and the infamous Enigma Machine in World War II. But also for his arrest, conviction and punishment for homosexuality in the 1950s. This theoretical work was the basis for the later development […]

Adriano Olivetti: Life of an innovator

Adriano Olivetti: Life of an innovator

A shroud and halo of myth surrounds the figure of Adriano Olivetti. He was one of  the most prominent figures in the Italian cultural and industrial panorama, the one reserved for the stories of excellence. An entrepreneur, a man of culture, patron, politician, social reformist, and innovator that saw the future and transformed his ideals into reality. Olivetti introduced new organizational methods and humanistic idealism fueled his entrepreneurial life, by implementing dramatic changes in Italian business and in industrial relations. But what makes him an icon to follow and admire still today? Read our blog below to find out, then! Who was Adriano Olivetti? Born in 1901, Adriano Olivetti was […]

Olivetti P101: an Italian success

Olivetti P101: an Italian success

The Olivetti “Program 101” computer (P101), presented in 1965, is considered by some to be the first “personal computer” in history, as it had all the main features of large computers of the time, but its size allowed it to be used comfortably on your desk, so much so that it was then called “desktop computer”. The success of the P101 The P101 was a huge commercial success. The P101 wanted to be a consumer product capable of meeting the working needs of the highest possible number of people. Presented at the New York fair in ’65, it had sold over 44,000 copies all over the world in just a […]

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