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Caught in the swarm

How Hanoi's chaotic traffic system fascinated, and almost killed, MIT computer-science guru Seymour Papert

By Matt Steinglass
December 17, 2006

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THE FIELDS OF computer science and education suffered a blow on Dec. 5, when Seymour Papert, the 78-year-old cofounder of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Lab, was struck by a motorbike in Hanoi. Papert, who had come to Hanoi for a conference on teaching math with computers, remained in a coma as of Friday. (Full article: 1068 words)

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