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Perhaps It Wasn't Peter Fonda

June 25, 2008
New York, N.Y.

I'm pretty sure I've never been to MTV's web site before, and I definitely won't try to claim that I'm familiar with everyone mentioned in the article Lil Wayne, Kanye West And LL Cool J Fly Girl Talk's Friendly Skies, Unknowingly, In Bigger Than The Sound, but check out what book Peter Fonda was reading on the plane (4th paragraph, 4th line).

Or perhaps the guy just looked like Peter Fonda, like so many other readers of The Annotated Turing.

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That is such a funny place to find a reference to your book. Maybe the movie will be next! :-)

Julie Lerman, Wed, 25 Jun 2008 20:17:18 -0400 (EDT)

That is Hi-larious.

— Cory Plotts, Thu, 26 Jun 2008 11:02:09 -0400 (EDT)

That is so awesome. I have never thought of Fonda as a dullard, but after listening to an interview with him on NPR last year I found him to be rather insightful. So, personally, I am not too surprised to see this.

If Ron Howard could be successful with a film "about" John Nash, why not a film on Turing? The political climate and interest in computers/technology at present seems like you could execute a project about Turing right now, palpable for the general public. Then again, I live in San Francisco and frequently get a rose colored view of national sentiment.

Regardless, hopefully this leads to the first Charles Petzold entry at IMDB as "consultant" or maybe even a cameo?

— Ian Hughes, Thu, 26 Jun 2008 11:47:42 -0400 (EDT)

I read the article

paused at that line

The only phrase that seemed appropriate were the letters

W, T and F!!!!!!!!!!

— becn, Wed, 2 Jul 2008 05:13:15 -0400 (EDT)

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