hope springs eternal in the bellies of crotchety old computer scientists:
"An extreme optimist is a person who believes his country will probably survive even if it doesn't take his advice."
John McCarthy also comes in foreboding poster form in case you can't handle too many arguments about The Long Prosperity.
I don't study the field, I just work there.
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
the good book
and other cultural