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Excellent way in to Turing's important paper,
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I've just finished reading this book, and I enjoyed it greatly. Do I understand much more about Turing's work on the Entscheidungsproblem problem? No, not much, but that's my fault not the author. I know a bit more about the Turing Machine - and that IS fascinating. You can start to see where computing came from (I've been working on computers for over 40 years now, and have done a lot of study - I learn more from this book . Petzold writes engagingly, knowledgeably, and passionately about the work - and that was good enough for me to not only complete the book, but a) look at other books by Petzold; and b) look at Alonzo Church.