It is with much sadness that I today read of the death of Robert Pirsig. I believe his philosophical novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is the one book that’s had the most influence on my life. It’s examination on what is meant by quality touches every aspect of my own perspective, on life, my work, and yes even on A.I.
I can still pick it up and feel instantly moved by randomly selected pages. I hope that everyone gets a chance to read it someday, and gets as much from it as I did.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Pirsig.