September 02, 2004

Future beckons

Its here


Hey Hey Hey am waiting eagerly for the Danny Hillis interview that will appear on this Friday's (Sep. 3) Economic times. Guess who will be the interviewer.

The Digerati Article
Wikipedia Intro
LongNow Foundation
On Richard Feynman

In the days when Sussman was a novice, Minsky once came to him as he sat hacking at the PDP-6.
"What are you doing?" asked Minsky.
"I am training a randomly wired neural net to play Tic-tac-toe," Sussman replied.
"Why is the net wired randomly?" asked Minsky.
"I do not want it to have any preconceptions of how to play," Sussman said.
Minsky then shut his eyes.
"Why do you close your eyes?" Sussman asked his teacher.
"So that the room will be empty."
At that moment, Sussman was enlightened.

and more such on
The Websters

Get Enlightened :)

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