Recursion reaches advertising – video

A wee while ago our department had a member of technical staff who enrolled in our stage 1 programming courses. He found the topic of recursion difficult to understand and posted on the door of his office an image of Rodin’s Thinker pondering “Hmm, recursion”. Another wily member of staff took the image and modified it, using the reducing power of the department photo-copier, to make it more apposite.
    Time passes and difficult concepts become commonplace as the same message is now conveyed in an advertisement for a brand of ice-cream sold in Philadelphia.
[Post by Bob Doran]

from The Universal Machine


About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

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