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In Memoriam on Google Front Page
Nice Touch...

 5:13 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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



 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)

Nice touch.


 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.

Richard Lowe


 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

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