Posts and quotes from the book: ALAN TURING: The Enigma By Andrew Hodges Simon and Schuster New York. Copyright 1983 Related Item PBS-BBC show entitled Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitmore, based on The Enigma.
Quote from Page 24,
"All of his characteristics lent themselves to easy mockery,espcially his shy,hesistant, high-pitched voice-not exactly stuttering,but hesitating, as if waiting for some laborious process to translate his thoughts into the form of human speech"
The above quote from the INSIDE of Autism looking out is 100% correct, Alan was indeed looking threw and sorting out his brain generated Picture thoughts, image streams and finding ways to convert those thoughts to words! THIS IS THE TRUE AUTISM TO SPEECH CONVERSION PROCESS that had never been in a text book before. This is what our anthropology HAS figured out and this is the key to get autism thoughts that naturally occur for us to real life situations.
Alan's Experience is Double-Blind as are mine and those in my anthropology. Author Hodges had probably never heard of the word autism either. If he had heard of Autism it might have been the Savant or the modern "Oh Help Me" versions of it. I suspect he had never dreamed of Autism working autism like ours and Alan's that made both our success and failures in real life that much more obvious.
WAKE UP Modern Autism (Autism Society, Rimland, Wakefield, others) psychology and education THIS is insight into the human mind that has never been in print before! Our Thought process will not only go miles in explaining autism BUT it will shed light on nearly every learning disability and ability. If our thought process is a slower motion version of traditional thoughts OR if it is super advanced remains to be seen. It is probably both. Autism is not a TV show NASCAR Race, postage Stamp, ribbons and an Autism Awareness month-well, it shouldn't be unless it has the guts to admit to all of autism especially our working living anthropology. Alas, our insight is not welcome as we unintentionally deflate the autism of today!
I can tell you from experience, my WORKING autism thoughts can take days to explain water down and digest into smaller bites fit for traditional conversation. If TWO aspies get to talk conversations (proficient picture thinkers /image Streamers) the conversation is magic and easy and nearly traditional as we don't have to waterdown our thoughts. Converting our 'high brow thoughts' that have never been in a text book before to words to be spoken is a process that doesn't always lend itself to easy translation _ESPCIALLY_ since we have to learn that on our own, it has never been in a text book before.
For the average reader this is VERY much like you having to explain and describe a sleep dream to someone and not only do that but do it quickly and efficiently. We might think with your "dreams" as our primary thought process. A picture is worth a million thoughts and a thousand words. As modern cursed Autism sees it, Autism is a devesting condition and it is, the way they go about" helping" with all of their "expert help" the only thing they have ever helped is their scientific and professional egos. Until Lions have historians hunters will be seen as heroes. Until Autism gets honest peer reviews from people with honest real life Ph.d's in real life autism; mankind in general is being cheated out of insight that is out of this world.
Eventually, with the proficient picture thinkers like me, simply learned by route, simple everyday conversations people have. I call them the 99 conversations people have and once learned autistically you can drop us in the middle of them and we can simply fill in the blanks-change a few names and in essence pass for normal. IF the conversation by some chance changes or twist is thrown in for good measure our Autism sometimes shines threw as we get tongue tied. It happens to the best of us. But those of us with PROFICIENT picture thought beyond what Temple wrote about have way to recover quicker.
I suspect If by the time Alan passed on the quote above and its point, would have been mute as his experience would have given him the confidence and the knowledge and even the queer eye for the straight guy training would have all helped him blend in most of the time. This experience is WHY we can't be found (or admitted to) in autism circles as we thankfully blend in to society pretty well. Modern Group home bound aspies have been cursed from this very key experience in Autism fundamentals with the very best of intention but honestly no one in autism circles knew more than enough to be dangerous.