Socrates: My dear Hippocrates, are you looking for somebody?
Hippocrates: Nay, Socrates, because I have already found him; namely, you. I looked for you in many places. At the agora I was told that you had been seen walking here along the river Ilissos. Thus it happened that I came here alter you.
In response to suggestions that the following “Socratic dialogue” be printed, it is herewith made available to those who were not privileged to hear Professor Rényi's original presentation in August 1963, when he was the after‐dinner speaker at a joint meeting of the American Physical Society and the Canadian Association of Physicists in Edmonton, Alta.