There was then a fashionable type of program called an expert system, at the core of which was something called an inference engine... The books the professors wrote about expert systems are now ignored. They were not even on a path to anything interesting. And the customers paying so much for them were largely the same government agencies that paid thousands for screwdrivers and toilet seats.
99% of people reading Ulysses are thinking "I'm reading Ulysses" as they do it. ... What kind of book do you read and feel sad that there's only half of it left, instead of being impressed that you're half way through?
... you have to figure out for yourself what's good.
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