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In Memoriam on Google Front Page

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

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What other search engine would do that? Very respectful Google...
5:16 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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)

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I do not see anything.
What was there?
8:16 pm on Aug 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Nice touch.
1:11 am on Aug 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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)

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

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

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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)

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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