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RE: good luck! its obviously a worthwhile endeavor

From: Peter Williams <home_pw@msn.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:39:19 -0800
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Believe it or not, some of us actually studied the whole Cambridge school post undergrade (vs the French/German school). My own first introduction at 12 was the Monty Python sketches (about philosophy, and the 19 variants of modernist thinking).



There was no point studying mechanical rules for endless symbol shuffling via predicate calculus (i.e. Kingsley proof type systems for security and integrity) without also comprehending the 1900-1930s background, all founded on the functional lambda symbol (de-referencing). And, from there, one got to study the basis of AI, in Turing. And, thats why I got into crypto (given the early cryptanalysis of the modern era was about intuitive cryptoanalysis - harmonizing powerful wo/man with rather a basic computing machine going clunk (rather fast). The machine existed to enhance the better human, not subjugate her.


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