Re: Washington Post Magazine article on ID

From: Janice Matchett <janmatch@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun Feb 26 2006 - 21:44:20 EST

At 02:43 PM 2/24/2006, Randy Isaac wrote:
>Janice,
> I'm not sure what point you were trying to make nor do I know
> how this is relevant to the topic of this list, but if anyone wants
> to talk about quantum computing, I'd be delighted. We hired Isaac
> Chuang shortly after he and Neil made this statement. He worked in
> our Almaden lab and in a couple of years he indeed successfully
> used his quantum computing system to factor the number 15 and
> verified that those factors were 3 and 5. Maybe some of you smart
> folks could have verified that for less than a few million
> dollars. But his highly touted approach with NMR wasn't extendible
> to more than a handful or two of qubits, let alone the fact that it
> required liquid helium temperatures and a magnetic field strong
> enough to wipe out all credit card debt within 15 feet. He went
> back to academia. Not sure where he is now. We did send a couple
> of post-docs from Almaden to U of Illinois where they are, as you
> cited, making progress in different types of quantum
> computing. Other areas being pursued are various quantum flux devices.
> Main message is, don't hold your breath waiting for commercial
> quantum computing devices. Certainly not on a laptop.
> Maybe your point was that just as a non-running computer makes
> fewer errors, non-posting on this list ensures fewer criticisms.
> Randy
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <mailto:janmatch@earthlink.net>Janice Matchett
>......by Neil Gershenfeld and Isaac L. Chuang Quantum Computing
>with Molecules - 1998 <http://www.sciam.com>Scientific American,
>Inc.
>http://www.media.mit.edu/physics/publications/papers/98.06.sciam/0698gershenfeld.html
>

#### "Maybe your point was that just as a non-running computer makes
fewer errors, non-posting on this list ensures fewer criticisms."

I know feminized males and vacuous females wring their hands over
such things, but the last thing I would would worry about is
"criticisms" of what I do or don't do.

~ Janice .. who nevertheless does value the opinions of those she respects.
Received on Sun Feb 26 21:44:57 2006

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