Eddie Farhi


Weíre very sorry, Eddie Farhi

Your algorithmís quantum.

Canít run it on those mean machines

Until weíve actually got Ďem.


Youíre not alone, so go on home,

Tell Jeffrey and tell Sam:

Come up with something classical

Or else itís just a scam.


Unless Ö you think itís on the brink

A quantum-cal device.

That solves a game and brings you fame.

Damn! That would be nice!


††††††††††††††††††††††† John Preskill

††††††††††††††††††††††† 25 October 2007