Swiss Ephemeris

Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 08:39:08 EDT 2017


On Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:10:16 PM UTC+5:30, Deborah Swanson wrote:
> Rustom Mody wrote, on Monday, April 10, 2017 11:50 PM
> > 
> > On Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:26:47 AM UTC+5:30, Deborah Swanson
> wrote:
> > > The great ancients were no less endowed with intelligence than we
> are, 
> > > they simply directed it to different ends.
> > 
> > And just when I was convinced by the all-knowers that my gpa 
> > was a monkey you've spoilt my complacence
> 
> Good! It's unhealthy the way modern folk strut around thinking they're
> the smartest humans to ever walk this earth. We've gone farther with
> technology than any other time or culture, but invention (and
> innovation) is only one aspect of intelligence.

Quote from Peter Landin, one of the precursors of modern functional programming:

Most papers in computer science describe how their author learned what someone else already knew

[And this dates from 60s/70s]

Applies beyond just CS…


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