Article: 261543 of talk.bizarre From: Andrew Solberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> Newsgroups: talk.bizarre Subject: 68x100 Date: 1 Dec 1995 21:39:38 -0500 Organization: iTRiBE Mail to News Gateway Lines: 28 Sender: email@example.com Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL23] X-Provider: iTRiBE, Inc <URL: http://www.itribe.net/> X-Gateway: Posted via the iTRiBE News<->Email gateway X-Disclaimer: iTRiBE, Inc. neither endorses nor assumes any responsibility for the contents of this posting. Status: O PIPE DREAM (2 of 3) ******************* The President was distraught. "How is this possible? Is nothing concrete?!" Dournier sipped at what might or might not be water. "Sir, I believe the problem lies in the societal death of absolutism. We no longer think in terms of black and white, right and wrong, night and day. The strain of our wishy-washiness has undermined reality." The President slumped. "Then we are lost." "Not necessarily," replied Dournier. "Computers think, and much faster than humans." The President was puzzled. "Are you saying we need to program computers to think that this painting *is*, after all, a pipe?" "Exactly," smiled Dournier. -- This post is COPYRIGHT 1995, Andrew Solberg. All rights reserved. Standard usenet distribution is acceptable; other forms of reproduction or reprinting may be considered in violation of international copyright law. Andrew Solberg is HWRNMNBSOL: email@example.com, Math Dept., Rice U.