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04/18/2005 Archived Entry: "Hoax"

Gordon P. brings the following hoot of an item to our attention, In an action reminiscent of the "Sokal Hoax," three MIT Grad-students hoaxed the organizers of a Computer Science conference -- notorious for sending out mass e-mails and for accepting virtually any paper -- by submitting a nonsense paper randomly generated by a computer program entitled "A Methodology for the Emulation of B-Trees:" (Click here and here. for news coverage.) The students claim their bogus submission was to counter "fake conferences...which exist only to make money," Their computer program is online here.

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