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In Memoriam on Google Front Page
Nice Touch...
nutsandbolts




msg:96850
 5:13 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

What other search engine would do that? Very respectful Google...

 

agerhart




msg:96851
 5:16 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

That is an impressively classy gesture by Google.

"The question of whether computers can think is like the question of whether submarines can swim

In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind.

Rugles




msg:96852
 8:12 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

I do not see anything.
What was there?

victor




msg:96853
 8:16 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

It's there as I write.

A link to an obit of Edsger Dijkstra, the often quoted and usually mispelt, professor of computer science.

The link is below the copyright line.

dukeblue219




msg:96854
 8:57 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

I was impressed to see Google do that. Heck, you wouldn't even notice the link on another search engine's crowded pages. The link seems really slow, but I imagine they're getting a *few* visits thanks to that link :) I bet that does wonders for his PR as well!

EliteWeb




msg:96855
 10:30 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

sweet, made me all warm and fuzzy and well im not normally warm and fuzzy only a search engine could do that to me :)

jimmykav




msg:96856
 10:31 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Nice touch.

GoogleGuy




msg:96857
 1:11 am on Aug 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm glad that I studied his algorithms in school and now we get a chance to pay respects back to Dijkstra.

richlowe




msg:96858
 4:13 am on Aug 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

This is cool as he was very important to the computer world. He will be remembered.

Richard Lowe

FlashRed




msg:96859
 7:48 am on Aug 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Over 1,300 written works -- what a contribution to his passion!.. and his preference for "the fountain pen over the computer", particularly as an ACN Turing award recipient, what an amazing individual.

vitaplease




msg:96860
 6:26 pm on Aug 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

In the Dutch newspaper nrc.nl

[nrc.nl...]

they quote him to have said:

You should go to university (or study) not to make money, but to prevent boredom for the rest of your life

nice one Google

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