The Pirate Ship of Theseus

Will Whittaker

What do greek mythology, pirates, and computing science have to do with each other? Find out why a lay understanding of what a ‘copy’ is can lead to all sorts of confounding conclusions. Watch me try to tie these things together with slides generated with three permanent markers and a couple of hours worth of coffee.

About Will Whittaker:

Will Whittaker is a software developer with very little focus, an occasional entrepreneur, and an organizer of conferences. Occasionally people even pay him. He serves as an example of why you should complete your degree and get a real job.

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