Letter: Deep thought

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Deep thought

Sir: Where are the media queues at the doors of those brilliant individuals who designed and programmed Deep Blue? Why are their names not on all our lips?

Role models should not succeed in silence. Until newspapers and television give these clever people the exposure they deserve we cannot expect sufficient numbers of our teenagers to want to follow in their footsteps. Mathematicians and scientists are not only of value to the community but must be seen to be valued by the community.

LEN SALEM

London W5

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