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Chapter 4 "Computers go to war" can be downloaded in the following formats:
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This chapter is about Alan Turing (and a few other people) and the development of the first computers during and just after WWII. 

This chapter is a pre-publication draft; it may have changed by final publication and it is not in its final published format.

A section within this chapter is called "The imitation game" that not coincidentally is also the title of a new movie to be released in November 2014 about Alan Turing, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. You can watch the movie's trailer below

(c) Ian Watson, 2011