- Published in issue 7/1990 on page 56
In quest of a Pangram (1):
The pangram problem
Some years ago, a Dutch news paper, the Nieuwe Rotterdamse Courant, carried an astunishing translation of a rather tonguein-cheek sentence of mine that had previously appeared in one of Douglas Hofstadter's Scientific American columns ("Melamagical Themas", January 1982). Both the translation and an article describing its genesis were by Rudy Kousbroek, a well-known writer and journalist in Holland.