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Alan Robinson This set of essays can pay tribute to Bob Kowalski on his sixtieth birthday, an anniversary which provides his associates and associates an excuse to have a good time his profession as an unique philosopher, a charismatic communicator, and a forceful highbrow chief. The common sense programming group hereby and herein conveys its admire and because of him for his pivotal function in developing and fostering the conceptual paradigm that's its raison d’Œtre. the variety of pursuits lined right here displays the diversity of Bob’s matters. learn on. it really is an highbrow dinner party. earlier than you start, enable me to ship him a short own, yet public, message: Bob, how correct you have been, and the way improper i used to be. I may still clarify. whilst Bob arrived in Edinburgh in 1967 answer used to be as but quite new, having taken a number of years to turn into in any respect well known. examine teams to enquire a number of features of answer sprang up at a number of associations, the only prepared by way of Bernard Meltzer at Edinburgh collage being one of the first. For the half-dozen years that Bob used to be a number one member of Bernard’s crew, i used to be a common customer to it, and that i observed loads of him. We had many discussions approximately good judgment, computation, and language.
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