Alan Turing

1912 - 1954

A Quote by Alan Mathison Turing on behavior, company, justice, mediocrity, presidency, and promotion

Bell Labs Cafeteria, New York, 1943: His high pitched voice already stood out above the general murmur of well-behaved junior executives grooming themselves for promotion within the Bell corporation. Then he was suddenly heard to say: "No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company."

Alan Turing (1912 - 1954)

Source: Andrew Hodges, Alan Turing the Enigma of Intelligence, Unwin Hyman, London, 1983

Contributed by: Zaady

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