New Delhi: The Alan Turing doodle that Google posted on the occasion of British mathematician and the father of computing's 100th birth anniversary is easily the most cryptic Google doodle till date.
Google has brought to digital life one of Turing's incredible work (and an eventful life that ended in tragedy), the theoretical Turing machine that he proposed in a mathematical paper. This Turing machine doodle, unlike most other doodles isn't meant for general Google users but is instead targeted towards those with a knowledge of computer programming - a science of which Turin was a pioneer.
While the initial task on hand seems to be spelling out the letters g-o-o-g-l-e in binary in six steps. On successfully completing each step the letters of the greyed-out Google logo get filled with colour, one at a time. But Google wouldn't have let its tribute to the famous code breaker get decoded in a breeze. "If you get it the first time, try again... it gets harder!," Google said in a post on its official blog.
Alan Turing Google doodle now overtakes the 60th anniversary of Stanislaw Lem's first publication doodle as the smartest Google doodle till date. It was a pity that a doodle as great as the one Google created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Polish science-fiction novelist, philosopher and satirist Stanislaw Lem's first publication was not put up on Google home pages across the globe but was only limited to European countries.
The doodle was inspired by Daniel Mroz's illustrations for The Cyberiad, a series of short stories by Lem was also a multi-level puzzle.
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