# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"True love, virtual sex": Review of *Turing: A Novel about Computation,* byChristos Papadimitriou. Reviewed by David Langford. *New Scientist,* 18 October 2003,page 53.

The reviewer seems not to have liked this book, which features an artificialintelligence version of the mathematician Alan Turing. The review sums up thebook this way: "Implausible characters, familiar [science fiction] ideas andengaging information dumps that never go quite deep enough."

*--- Allyn Jackson*