Re: On the sustainability of progress.

I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory. (
Fri, 9 May 1997 12:33:33 -0500

> The page is maintained by John McCarthy, a professor of computer science
> at Stanford. The guy who coined the term "Artificial Intelligence".
> The guy who invented Lisp. The guy who got the Turing Award in 1971.
> So we're not talking about a lunatic here; we're talking about a really
> smart guy who thinks things through and looks to rational explanations
> (like Rob) and/or economic explanations (like Rohit) of things.

This guy is over the top. A complete radical like Wm. F. Buckley, Jr., and
Dixie Lee Ray, and Rush Limbaugh. You can't believe a word of this siren song
of his. The whole universe is going down the tubes, and it's all our fault.
We should never have invented chemistry and physics, or been allowed to
multiply. We must be punished severely by a massive increase in governmental
powers, regulations and taxation. But first, cut the phone lines, before these
ideas spread!


P.S. Excellent find, Karmanator!