Re: if one book, which and why?

Alejandro Dubrovsky (
Tue, 29 Sep 1998 14:53:34 +1000 (GMT+1000)

On Mon, 28 Sep 1998, Spike Jones wrote:

> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> recently i wondered about setting up a website where people could
> post an answer to the question: "if one book, which, and why?"
> i would allow people to interpret the question however they liked,
> then answer it. as i looked into what would be required, it occurred
> to me that someone else might have already thought of this, so i
> did some surfing and sure enough, such a site already exists. so,
> i looked it over. out of curiousity, i checked to see if anyone else
> had picked hofstadter's escher godel bach, an eternal golden braid.
> i found one person had picked egb. it was the person who
> had authored the website! {8^D
New Scientist did this in their chrismas '97 issue. they asked quite a couple of big names in science (hofstadter included). EGB was a pretty popular answer (i think 3 out of the 15 or so chose it). Can't remember what DH himself chose. might try to find it again. chau
Alejandro Dubrovsky