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Entertainment Saturday, August 6th 2011 at 2:00 pm

Alan Turing’s Hand-Drawn Monopoly Board

Ever wondered what a Monopoly board would look like if Alan Turing hand-drew it? Well, wonder no more. Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing happened to get a shot of it:

Bletchley Park, the birthplace of modern computing and cryptography, where the Allied WWII cipher-breaking effort was headquartered. Cold War paranoia caused Churchill to order Bletchley broken up, its work kept secret, its machines destroyed, and, very slowly, it is being rebuilt.

Earlier this year, the Bletchley Trust acquired Alan Turing’s papers for the collection with a grant from Google.org, and I got this shot of Turing’s awesome hand-drawn Monopoly board — the cryptographers of Bletchley were sequestered from the rest of the world and desperate for distraction, hence this great bit of historical ephemera.

Read on below to see a large version of the image.

(via Boing Boing)

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