Re: Hofstadter Symposium

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Tue Apr 04 2000 - 19:53:02 MDT

At 03:58 PM 4/04/00 PDT, Zero wrote:
>Here's Wired's review:

where I found this allegedly hilarious quip:

< Perhaps the seriousness of the scientific contemplation was best
illustrated by what passed for comic relief later in the forum, with
discussion about how Moores Law applies to computer operating systems.

"The size seems to be Moores Law. Its function is fixed," Joy said at one
point, drawing howls from the crowd. >

The size? I.e., the available grunt to run an OS? Why crowd howls? Why
comic? Am I missing something, or was the reporter?

Damien [wishing he'd been there]

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