Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

And speaking of mortality...

In between the various bad news (the hospitalization of Sen. Tim Johnson, the passing of Master Joram), I found out last night that Seymour Papert, one of the godfathers of modern AI, is in a coma. He was hit by a motorbike while in Vietnam last week, working on the One Laptop Per Child project. Google News has plenty of links to articles on the story, which I discovered while reading a cast-off copy of The Tech.

Not quite a potentially world-shaking as the Johnson story, nor as personal as Joram's, but still -- it's always a little sobering to see someone who has done so much good work fighting for his life...
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