Re: CHAT: Goldberg (was: double negatives)
|From:||Ed Heil <edheil@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 23, 1999, 0:06|
You know, this Adele Eva Goldberg's homepage:
Gives no indication of being the same person mentioned in this Adele
Indeed, the Smalltalk Goldberg "was at PARC from 1973 to 1988 as a
laboratory and research scientist," whereas the linguist Goldberg was
then finishing her "BA in Mathematics and Philosophy, University of
Pennsylvania, Spring 1985."
Sounds like it *is* a coincidence. Although perhaps there is some
factor mitigating the coincidence, like the two being relatives.
Ed Heil ------------------------------- firstname.lastname@example.org
"Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything
that's even _remotely_ true!" -- Homer Simpson
John Cowan wrote:
> Ed Heil wrote:
> > Really? I'd no idea! wow...
> Well, I don't really know that, and I've already been burned by
> two John McCarthys, one in linguistics, one in CS. But the name
> "Adele Goldberg" is far less common, and if we add OOP as well,
> it seems kinda unlikely that there is another and distinct
> Adele Goldberg.
> The sf author Alfred Bester once said of one of his early stories.
> "I have absolutely no memory of writing this story. However, the
> name at the top is mine and the Social Security number mentioned in
> the first paragraph is also mine. Either could be a coincidence,
> but not both."
> John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
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> Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau / Und trank die Milch vom Paradies.
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