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April 26, 2004

Lets Play

Time for joining a silly Internet Game, via Nick Bradbury, Tim Bray and Lisa:

Instructions: Grab the nearest book, open it to page 23, find the 5th sentence, post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

From 'Principles of Data Fusion Automation' by Richard Antony:

While a seasoned pedestrian can rapidly combine diverse sets of observations, facts and heuristics before performing a task as routine as crossing a road, the development of algorithms that emulate such performance is non-trivial, in part, because the process can rely on the availability of extensive domain knowledge.

Actually, I cheated. The nearest book was Knuth's The Art of Computer Programming Vol. 2. on semi-numerical algorithms. But I lack the skills to typeset the 5th sentence from page 23 in HTML, actually I lack the skill to typeset any sentence that appears on page 23 (and most other pages) in HTML. But I thought it is OK to cheat on this one as I feel it is not really my fault that HTML can't complex math stuff in a decent way.

Posted by Werner Vogels at April 26, 2004 09:51 PM
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