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"You have to budget the number of fuzzy rules you use to control a system. It turns out, you can state the optimality principle in three words: 'patch the bumps.'"
- Bart Kosko

Head-Molding Skincaps  
  Get a smooth pate without shaving.  

"I have brought skincaps that will mold themselves to your skulls, together with strips that will hide the superoptical patches--the eyebrows. You will wear them while with us. And of course, Tribesman Seldon, you will shave daily--or oftener if that becomes necessary."

"But why must we do this?"

"Because to us, hair on the head is repulsive and obscene."

From Prelude to Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.
Published by Doubleday in 1988
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