I spent this morning at a retirement party for Lila and Henry Gleitman. Or Gleitmen, as Paul Rozin suggested in his after-brunch remarks. Or was it John Trueswell who suggested it? There were six after-brunch speakers. Anyhow, for the occasion Lila was wearing a stylish gray T-shirt created some time ago by Merrill Garrett, immortalizing an overheard conversation:
[on the front] H. Gleitman: Most great scientists are not great men.
[on the back] L. Gleitman: Yeah. For instance, I'm not a great man.Posted by Mark Liberman at May 9, 2004 07:07 PM