FOM: more celebration

Harvey Friedman friedman at
Fri Mar 26 08:47:58 EST 1999

Martin Davis 6:21PM 3/26/99 responds to Hayes:

>"Presumably" you have contacts with the TIME management that makes you
>privileged to this kind of information. Judging by what I've seen of
>commmittee work, I'd guess (and it's only a guess) that the names were
>chosen by elimination from a larger set, and quite possibly with the help of
>some of the authors. In the case of the G"odel article, the author chosen
>was Doug Hofstadter and his piece is about f.o.m. and reasonably sound
>technically. The Turing piece emphasizes his role as a computer pioneer,
>something that people are becoming more aware of.
Now this is really yet more cause for celebration! I just opened a bottle.
I hope the whole FOM is joining me now!!

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