Trolling for Geniuses (Yo! Picasso!)

John Harper harper at kauri.vuw.ac.nz
Sun Jun 21 21:43:41 EST 1998


In article <358d10b9.0 at news.victoria.tc.ca>, Mentifex <mentifex at scn.org> wrote:

>You have to say "Rene Descartes" or Netizens won't even know whom
>you are talking about:  the philosopher who said "Cogito ergo sum."

The story goes that he went into a pub one day with a friend. The
friend said "Would you like a beer?" Descartes said "I think not."
and vanished :-)

John Harper, School of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, 
Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
e-mail john.harper at vuw.ac.nz phone (+64)(4)471 5341 fax (+64)(4)495 5045




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