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Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.




Douglas Hofstadter, Cognitive Science, Gödel, Escher, Bach, 1979.

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Douglas Hofstadter
Douglas Hofstadter
  • Born: February 15, 1945
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Writer

Douglas Richard Hofstadter is an American professor of cognitive science whose research focuses on the sense of self in relation to the external world, consciousness, analogy-making, artistic creation, literary translation, and discovery in mathematics and physics. Hofstadter's book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, first published in 1979, won both the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction and a National Book Award (at that time called The American Book Award) for Science. His 2007 book I Am a Strange Loop won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology.

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