Ronald Wilkins

tabula rasa

many international visitors came to the mathematics department on study leave the secretary told me of one who couldn’t start each morning without a fresh pad and new pencil ever obliging she recycled his little-used pads and pencils to others …

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At first citizens were fascinated to see how, when one automaton began to move a heavy beam or a plate of glass into position, others would be drawn to assist. It had been an acknowledged triumph for biomimetics—unlocking the behavioural …

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