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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Before you go choosing scientists and artists, make sure you have enough public telephone sanitation engineers to sustain the species.
  • You are implicitly asking which sciences and skills can only be taught by apprenticeship, and could not be taught by canned computerized instruction.

    Arguably the only truly encyclopedic encyclopedia was the 11th Edition Encyclopaedia Britanica of 1911. For one brief shining momemnt, typesetting technology and bibliographic practice caught up with the exponential growth of other knowledge. The subsequant war years had an explosion of technical arts, and the immediate post-war editions only reported detail

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  • All of them.


    The feasibility of that aside, I think you need to ask yourself how precisely you want to model human knowledge -- say, getting 99% of it versus 99.9999%.


    My own estimate would be that you'd need about 100,000 in order to have something that would be indistinguishable (by humans, anyway) from the whole of human knowledge to humans...but I'm no expert.

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