She taps again - a picture of a toddler in a kid-friendly
Now, this might sound like it fallsinto the great academic traditionof knowing more and more about lessand less until we know everythingabout nothing.
But I hope to convince you that bytaking these first baby steps intothe...
The smooth, assured flow of Alice’s lecture is broken - aword isn’t forthcoming.
The audience waits patiently.
I knew I shouldn’t have had that
An appreciative murmur. Alice takes a slight detour roundthe word.
...into the word stock of a givenlanguage...
(hits her stride again)
...we will learn crucial
information about the interaction
between memory and computation thatis the very essence ofcommunication.
INT. BLACK CAR -- MOVING -- LOS ANGELES
Alice stares out the window - something is troubling her.
She closes her eyes as if to squeeze out a thought.
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(under her breath)
Satisfied, she looks at a WORDS WITH FRIENDS game on heriPhone. Moving three letters, she forms the word “HADJ” on atriple.
EXT. APARTMENT BUILDING - KOREATOWN - LATE AFTERNOON
The black car arrives at a two-story run-down Seventiesapartment building.
EXT. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR
Alice exits the elevator and walks down the corridor of the
low-rent building. She passes a room where she glimpses afew young people hanging out listening to indie rock. A
little further down, she finds Lydia’s door.
The door is answered by LYDIA HOWLAND, a feisty young womanwith dark hair.
Hey, sorry. You just caught me by
surprise. Come on in. It’s messy
but I was in the process of