What is 2 plus 2?

I Find Karma (adam@cs.caltech.edu)
Mon, 10 Jun 96 22:16:08 PDT

>From a newsgroup...

Original observation ... thanks to George, my favorite fifth grader.

Consider the answer you might receive asking a grade-school child the
question "What is 2 plus 2?" in each of the last five decades:

in 1956 "4, of course"
in 1966 "3, but it's the method that's important"
in 1976 "just a second while I get out my calculator"
in 1986 "just a second while I launch 'Calculator' on my Mac"
in 1996 "just a second while I check the addition home page"