Standards in Artificial Intelligence

Phil Norman Phil.Norman at
Mon Nov 13 02:07:08 EST 2000

On Sat, 11 Nov 2000 22:35:48 -0600, AI Nut <ainut1 at> wrote:
>Phil Norman wrote:
>> The answer "because it's there" is usually a synonym for "because
>> I enjoy the challenge" (case in point - the climbing of Everest
>Ah, Phil.  Just to let you in on a little secret:
>the phrase "because it's there" signifies

The phrase "because it's there" signifies "because I enjoy the
challenge", just like you quoted me as writing above, and just
like you then explained to me (admittedly slightly more


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