Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Posted by Jeff Lipshaw
1. Even though Douglas Hofstadter did not address the issue in the famous Gödel, Escher, Bach, I had always believed that the "how to throw away a garbage can" was the world's most practical example of recursiveness. The Cambridge DPW has, in the spirit of the solution of Fermat's Last Theorem, solved this for me. To throw away a garbage can, you place it upside down.
2. When we lived in Indianapolis, we knew the Simon family, the founders and substantial owners of Simon Property Group, the largest mall owner in the known universe. Apparently, Simon aspires now to be Buy 'N Large.
3. As stories continue to pile up about Amy Bishop, the alleged Huntsville tenure shooter, I keep thinking about the really scary 1950's movie, The Bad Seed.