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    (I’m not biased I swear)

    In the days when Sussman was a novice, Minsky once came to him as he sat hacking at the PDP-6.

    “What are you doing?” asked Minsky.

    “I am training a randomly wired neural net to play Tic-Tac-Toe,” Sussman replied.

    “Why is the net wired randomly?” asked Minsky.

    “I do not want it to have any preconceptions of how to play,” Sussman said.

    Minsky then shut his eyes.

    “Why do you close your eyes?” Sussman asked his teacher.

    “So that the room will be empty.”

    At that moment, Sussman was enlightened.

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      I was sort of hoping for an actual business card PCB that had a simple neural network on it, and could possibly be connected to other business cards to add more neurons!

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        Probably the lobste.rs post should be titled ‘Business Card Neural Network’

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          Lobsters lets you suggest new names. I’ve made the change.