Standards in Artificial Intelligence

Maynard Handley handleym at ricochet.net
Thu Nov 2 12:26:59 EST 2000


In article <3A018460.367A5A76 at yahoo.com>, "Aaron R. Kulkis"
<akulkis at yahoo.com> wrote:

>The whole moon-race thing was for propaganda purposes to demonstrate
>that our technological base was more advanced than the Soviets.
>
>Interestingly, the Soviets *never* even tried to go to the moon.
>Whether that was because they considered it beyond their abilities,
>or just not worth the investment is something of debate.

But there was the infamous Brezhnev joke:

    Brezhnev: Comrades, if the Americans can put a man on the moon, we
will put a man on the sun!
    Astronaut: But comrade Brehznev, we will be burned alive.
    Brezhnev: Don't you think we thought of that? You will land at night.

Maynard






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