Re: Deep Blue colmun in TIME, May 19th

Damien Broderick (
Wed, 25 Jun 1997 12:35:59 +0000

At 03:03 PM 6/24/97 -0400, Mike wrote:

> Gelernter claims to be a prof of computer science at
>Yale fer gawd sakes

[big snip]

> whether neo-Luddites like Gelernter like it or not.

David Gelernter does not merely *claim to be* a professor of comp sci at
Yale, he *is* one, and a distinguished one at that. This does not enhance
the truth-value of his theological claims, of course.

I'm not sure that it's altogether appropriate to dub Gelernter a Luddite
when a large part of his hands was blown off by the Unabomber, who actually
is a Luddite.

Gelernter's classic book MIRROR WORLDS is well worth reading, BTW.

Damien Broderick