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I am sure I could not have found anywhere another companion so brilliant and yet so charming and unconceited. I regarded my interest in my work, and in such things as astronomy (to which he introduced me) as something to be shared with him and I think he felt a little the same about me ... I know I must put as much energy if not as much interest into my work as if he were alive, because that is what he would like me to do.[40]

It is a rare experience to meet an authentic genius. Those of us privileged to inhabit the world of scholarship are familiar with the intellectual stimulation furnished by talented colleagues. We can admire the ideas they share with us and are usually able to understand their source; we may even often believe that we ourselves could have created such concepts and originated such thoughts. However, the experience of sharing the intellectual life of a genius is entirely different; one realizes that one is in the presence of an intelligence, a sensibility of such profundity and originality that one is filled with wonder and excitement.Alan Turing was such a genius, and those, like myself, who had the astonishing and unexpected opportunity, created by the strange exigencies of the Second World War, to be able to count Turing as colleague and friend will never forget that experience, nor can we ever lose its immense benefit to us.

But it was a lovely sunny day and Alan was in a cheerful mood and off we went... Then he thought it would be a good idea to go to the Pleasure Beach at Blackpool. We found a fortune-teller's tent[,] and Alan said he'd like to go in[,] so we waited around for him to come back... And this sunny, cheerful visage had shrunk into a pale, shaking, horror-stricken face. Something had happened. We don't know what the fortune-teller said[,] but he obviously was deeply unhappy. I think that was probably the last time we saw him before we heard of his suicide.

PR: Well, I have to tell you that my friends in Canada used to say things like "make sure you don't sneeze in anybody's face or you're going to get sued." That was the general consensus, that people would sue you for things that were just human behaviors that may not have been the best, but there was that notion. And I look back now and I chuckle, but then you think about the last, or the winter Olympics that were held in B.C. and some of the commentator's comments were how polite and whatnot the Canadians are. Well, it really is true and so sometimes this desire to move ahead and that entrepreneurial spirit and other kinds of things can look a little bit different in the eyes of a culture that tends to step back and say "go ahead, you first." It's not right or wrong, it's just different.

Well, I think Mac, that relationship lasted until Mac died. I think it was like fourteen, fifteen years. And so, he actively worked for us, coming in every day. And then, when he really did need to retire for health reasons, Al would go to his house once a week and they played pinochle and talked business. So, that was an incredible asset to Al and that also allowed him to do what he needed to do.

Other college experiences, you know, I had good professors, I went to class but I'm balancing a budget, I'm thinking about Al's future, there are a lot of things that are going on in my mind that don't allow all the social kinds of activities to become a part of. This was when 1984, the book, was written, and that had a profound influence on us. In fact, I read the whole book aloud to Al one weekend and it was like "whoa" and it was that whole notion of Big Brother. And we have so often kind of poo-pooed that notion and yet if you really look at Snowden, the cloud, the internet and whatnot, how farsighted that book really was. So anyhow, that's just an interesting little aside.

And so, if you walk the Camino, you have a passport and then you have your passport stamped along the way and even where you stay, even where you eat and so forth, and if you have a stamped passport, you are eligible for medical services that are free and all you pay is for whatever happens. So, there was a hospital in Ponferrada and "no, no." I said "Mike, Chente speaks Spanish, he'll go with you and you don't have to worry. So, they went. He got a shot, he got some ointment, she said "no more walking for three days." "Oh good, here I am on the Camino." "You can take a cab from one town to the next, give your knees a rest." And so, it cost him four euros, I think it was, and then he bought trekking poles.

PR: Oh did you Yeah. No, he's quite a character. In a sense, he and Al have a lot of parallels, because they both had trouble with the standard way of learning, or the expected way to learn, and yet they were both geniuses in their own right. And Joan was there to help Ken get through school, I was there to give Al that leg-up when he needed it and yet their thinking and their capabilities were there, they just needed just a little bit of support. So, it was kind of exciting to see that.

CP: What was it like for you to be in the room from the beginning of this campaign I mean, it's transformed the university, it was extended twice and was originally set at, I think, six hundred and fifty million; it finished well over a billion. I mean, it was a tremendous, outstanding success. Must have been exhilarating.

And so, we began to change that thinking and making it more comfortable language to be included. And as we became more aware of these points of pride, if you will, it's like "wow, we really have some incredible things going." And then when we knew we were going to meet that first goal, there was a lot of discussion about "do we celebrate Do we say 'wow, we met our goal, and in less time than we gave ourselves' or whatnot or do we go on" And there were those who felt strongly "we ought to celebrate and let it go" and then there were others who said "but look where we are, look at the pipeline of interest. If we stop now, are we capping that pipeline" And so we said "okay, let's take it up to eight-fifty." And then we get to the same situation but now the question is not "should we or should we not," let's go confidently into that future and say "one billion."

And when you think of the number of households that have been involved and the number of states and countries that are represented in that donor base, it is incredible. It's like people are recognizing the values that are held. And you know, it's easy to have a string of values listed on a board or on your website or somewhere, but when you are acting out those values and you have specific places you could point to, that demonstrate those values, there's a credibility and an authenticity that you can't manufacture. It's just there naturally.

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