A Madman Dreams Of Turing Machines Paperback – 21 Jan 2010
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"The Cafe Josephinum is a smell first, a stinging smell of roasted Turkish beans too heavy to waft on air and so waiting instead for the more powerful current of steam blown off the surface of boiling saucers fomenting to coffee. By merely snorting the vapors out of the air, patrons become overstimulated. The cafe appears in the brain as this delicious, muddy scent first, awaking a memory of the shifting room of mirrors second--the memory nearly as energetic as the actual sight of the room, which appears in the mind only third. The coffee is a fuel to power ideas. A fuel for the anxious hope that the harvest of art and words and logic will be the richest ever because only the most fecund season will see them through the siege of this terrible winter and the siege of that terrible war."
...and somehow manages to make the stories of Turing and Goedel incomprehensible and tedious. How this book received good reviews from the press is an absolute mystery. One of the only books I have ever felt compelled to throw away after finishing.
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