"Time flies ... like a banana"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Aug 4 22:17:33 UTC 2010

I also regret to report that:

1)   Oettinger's 1960 book "Automatic Language Translation" almost
certainly does not contain this saying.

2)   Oettinger's 1966 Scientific American article does not contain an
illustration of a banana with wings.

3)   As I reported previously, Oettinger's papers at the Harvard
Archives do not contain copies of slides that might have been handed
out in his classes (circa 1960), so I did not see such an illustration there.

I have a distinct memory of having seen such an illustration
somewhere.  (I don't think it is a false memory.)  So, distinguished
experts, can anyone else uncover such an illustration?


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