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Re: VMs: Re: Re: Congratulations, Jim! [forwarded for Pierre Berrigan]
> Like the poor Hemulen, discovered by his friends one day wandering
> forlorn and disconsolate.... his collection of stamps was complete! He
> had them all, and so his passionate interest was no good any more...
When I started writing my first chess program, my colleague,
mathematician Lloyd Shapley, was horrified: he felt "solving"
chess would destroy it as a pleasurable and challenging
human pastime. Of course, he was an even better Kriegsspiel
player than chess player at the time, so I wasn't threatening
his entire future happiness.
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