Friday, 25 September 2009

Could it be that the softer impact of his feet on the lawn gave rise to extremely fanciful notions in the man’s brain, while the harder impact of his feet on the gravel of the paths jolted it back to better sense? This is what Denniston found himself wondering as he walked beside Turing through the park. And yet, the brilliance of his practical suggestions far outweighed any of the weaknesses of his more fanciful ones; so that when Turing finally turned to Denniston and asked him what he thought, Denniston replied “I find your ideas are convincing in the aggregate.”

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