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On Computer Translations -- Anonymous ("First Meeting -- The Dream") SOTFW-SC

http://pandemo.livejournal.com/270943.html

It is the dawn of the computer age. A British computer sends an old adage to its Russian counterpart as part of the calibration process.

"Out of sight; out of mind."

The Russian computer dutifully translates the message into Russian, then sends the Russian language version back to the British computer.

The British computer runs it through its translating program, and prints out, "Invisible and insane."
                                              ~ Anonymous joke circulated heavily in the early days of computers
Tags: quotation used in sotfw-sc
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