Hi Peter!

Occasionally Medium sends me an email letting me know that people have followed my posts or maybe even liked them, which always feels great.

But I got a special treat a few days ago when one of the headshots that popped up in the “New Followers” email was Peter Norvig.

Peter Norvig is Director of Research at Google, but to me and many other engineers he is first-and-foremost the co-author of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. This was the seminal textbook of artificial intelligence in my undergraduate days. To judge by Amazon rankings, the book maintains that position today.

So Peter, if you’re reading this, thanks for the lessons and for your out-sized contributions to computer science.

Also, I followed you back. 🙂

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