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9 Oct
Analogy O' The Day

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed,  9 Oct 96 17:51:33 -0700
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Subject: Analogy O' The Day

Forwarded-by: Keith Bostic <>
Forwarded-by: Matthias Ulrich Neeracher <>

It is fairly clear that the status of Stanford University within the
linguistic sciences at present is roughly comparable to the status of
Gengis Khan in Asia during the mid-thirteenth century, except that
Stanford has vastly better computational resources than were available
to the mongol empire, while Gengis Khan certainly had superior numbers
of horses (but no postdocs).
	-- Geoffrey K. Pullum, _A memo from the Vice Cancellor_

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