[LEAPSECS] Schedule for success

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Dec 30 07:40:17 EST 2008

In message <4959CD9C.9209.F62E446 at dan.tobias.name>, "Daniel R. Tobias" writes:

>On 30 Dec 2008 at 11:57, Zefram wrote:

>Steven Pinker (who's been cited on this list before) had an

>interesting discussion in his book "The Stuff of Thought" about

>whether a thing referred to by a word in human language preserves its

>basic nature if the underlying technical definition changes, [...]

An interesting pursuit of the mind.

But given that "a computer" went from being a (semi-)autistic
homonuculus to a "respectable profession for a young woman" to huge
military monsters and now 'are in everything', I think we can leave
it out of this discussion :-)

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