Subject: Re: What would you do with 10 Man Years?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 04:48:35 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Erann Gat <> wrote:
| This reminds me of the old AI Koan:
|    ...
|    Knight turned the machine off and on.
|    The machine worked.
| (I have actually had experiences similar to this when my wife asks me to
| fix problems with her machine.)

The most common case of that I've seen is when people don't understand
that power-cycling doesn't always "work" unless you leave the power off
long enough for the voltages to discharge "completely enough" to effect
a clean, thorough reset. So the novice goes "flipOFF, flipON", and the
thing still doesn't work. The expert comes in and goes "flipOFF... wait...
wait...  wait... wait... flipON", and it does.  ;-}  ;-}


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