| 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. |
| 8:12 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I do not see anything.
What was there?
| 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.
| 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!
| 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 :)
| 10:31 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)|
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 6:26 pm on Aug 10, 2002 (gmt 0)|
In the Dutch newspaper 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