FOM: on subs and witticism
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Mon Aug 12 12:52:32 EDT 2002
> > it may be, without taking anything out of Dijkstra's achievements,
> > the notion that the "idea that computers can think" is analogous
> > "whether submarines swim" is ot his idea but N.A. Chomsky.
> > with my sorrow for his death
> mputer in producing his scholarly output and letters.
> > >
> > > Dijkstra was notorious for his wit, eloquence, and way with
> > > as in his remark "The question of whether computers can think is
> > > question of whether submarines can swim";
> > >
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