Thursday, February 13, 2003

Thursday February 13, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:30 PM

From Plato’s Cave
(Von Neumann’s Song, Part III)

In this entry we return to the classic words of the Hollywood Argyles as they sing a paean of praise to St. John von Neumann:

He’s the king of the jungle jive.
Look at that caveman go!

This meditation is prompted by a description of caveman life by the functional analysis working group at the University of Tübingen:

John von

“Soon Freud, soon mourning,
Soon Fried, soon fight.
Nevertheless who know this language?”

(Language courtesy of
Google’s translation software)

Picture of von Neumann courtesy of
Princeton University Library 

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