Re: Eurisko and Paranoia TV

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon Mar 12 2001 - 21:34:53 MST

> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > Remember, _GEB_ was Hofstadter's *first* work, produced *before*
> > Hofstadter became the grand patron saint of AI.

YES! The Great Eternal Book {love that name} was published
when Hafstadter was a mere child of 29 yrs. He wrote it when
he was an embryo! Well, perhaps not from Eliezer's point of
view {8^D, but to accomplish such a thing as GEB before turning
30 is an astounding feat.

Actually I must agree with Eliezer's assessment of the later
works however. Hofstadter poured everything into that first book,
which is perfectly fine with me, if that one is the stunning GEB.
Some rooky card, eh? spike

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