Monday, October 14, 2002

Down with Turing!

Ed Felton reports a disturbing characterization of current Washington attitudes:

"The political dialog today is that the general purpose computer is a threat, not only to copyright but to our entire future."

By extension, I suppose, the entire field of mathematics is a threat to National Security. After all, only creepy, smelly, hard-to-understand people know how to wield its power. Who knows what they're up to? Nothing good will come of it, I tell you!

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