Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Definitive Source

When George Smoot was called at 3 am by someone with a Swedish accent telling him that he had won a Noble Prize for Physics, he thought this might be a prank. So what did he do? He went to the Nobel Prize web site to check whether it was true. We have come to the point where a Nobel laureate trusts the World Wide Web as the definitive source of information rather than a phone call.

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