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Re: [ontolog-forum] Axiomatic ontology

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From: "Len Yabloko" <lenya@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 16:56:31 +0000
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John,     (01)

Thank you for the link. I read all 130 and think it was a time well spent.
Here is my favorite:    (02)

"70. Over the centuries the Indians developed sign language for communicating 
phenomena of interest. Programmers from different tribes (FORTRAN, LISP, ALGOL, 
SNOBOL, etc.) could use one that doesn't require them to carry a blackboard on 
their ponies."    (03)

Needles to say the part inside parantecies got much longer since 1982.    (04)

>Perlis, "Epigrams of Programming", _SIGPLAN Notices_, 1982:
>102. One can't proceed from the informal to the formal by formal means."
>For this and more bits of wisdom than most of this email, see
>John    (05)

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