My latest article for Decoded Science, "The ACM Awards the 2011 Turing Prize for Computing to Judea Pearl", reports exactly what it claims in its title.

The title of this article in my Blog of Writing refers to the writing tip in the final section.

"Judea Pearl" image from The Big Picture by Vic Rubenfeld
Additionally, that article also names the first Turing Prize recipient.

Publicity for my 2011 Turing Award Article

As usual, I also publicize my article in DeHaan Services ("The 2011 Turing Award Went to Judea Pearl") and in my Xanga blog ("Judea Pearl Received the 2011 Turing Award").

Writing Tip

When I began writing about Judea Pearl's award, I wanted to add a few snippets about some of the other Turing Award recipients. However, there were too many, and any selection (other than the very first person) was too arbitrary.

The editor at Decoded Science agreed that, in lieu of writing one long article with an odd selection bias, that instead I should consider a series.

That's the reason for this Blog post title. Should I treat the 2011 Turing Award as a single event, or write a series about all the recipients?

The writing tip is: always consider whether your topic has enough material to become a series.

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