[ExI] putative quantum computing breakthrough

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Sat Jun 28 09:18:02 UTC 2008

Oh no!  Jeff points out that I had failed to recognized
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock".

Well, it's to be expected. :-(   The only line I remember
from seeing that thing in college is the one that makes
me damn glad that Eliot lived in the 1920s and not the 1990s.

For, otherwise, we would all know

"The women come and go,
speaking of fellatio."


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lee Corbin" <lcorbin at rawbw.com>
To: "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2008 1:51 AM
Subject: Re: [ExI] putative quantum computing breakthrough

> Jeff writes
> You write that poem?  It's pretty good, at any rate.
> Lee
>> No doubt the next gen, less burdened by an iconic habit of classicism,
>> will stumble a bit closer to an answer.
>>     LET us go then, you and I,
>>     When the evening is spread out against the sky
>>     Like a patient etherised upon a table;
>>     Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
>>     The muttering retreats                                            5
>>     Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
>>     And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
>>     Streets that follow like a tedious argument
>>     Of insidious intent
>>     To lead you to an overwhelming question … 10
>>     Oh, do not ask, "What is it?"
>>     Let us go and make our visit.

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