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Locus Solum: From the rules of logic to the logic of rules

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 July 2001

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Go back to An-fang, the Peace Square at An-Fang, the Beginning Place at An-Fang, where all things start (…) An-Fang was near a city, the only living city with a pre-atomic name (…) The headquarters of the People Programmer was at An-Fang, and there the mistake happened: A ruby trembled. Two tourmaline nets failed to rectify the laser beam. A diamond noted the error. Both the error and the correction went into the general computer. Cordwainer SmithThe Dead Lady of Clown Town, 1964.

Research Article
2001 Cambridge University Press

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