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David E King

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Registered: 12/12/04
Re: small an ocean
Posted: Jun 13, 1996 9:25 PM
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Thanks for your confession, James.

Remember that even the big fish eventually reach c and would be
forgotten were it not for all the small fish doing GOOD MATH in
the big ocean.

(Sorry, I got carried away.)


In <4pqae6$> James Harris
<> writes:
>We live in possibly the greatest times ever. And we have access to
>more information than ever before. A lot of really smart people are
>out there making great discoveries. But I guess for me it's also a
>reminder of my limitations as a human being. When I was a kid growing
>up, I was on the top of the heap as far as smarts went. Everyone told
>me I would do great things. Well, I won't say I won't, but having
>reached my twenty-sixth birthday, I realize that there are sharp
>limitations on what I'll accomplish in this lifetime.
>So, kind of railing against the inevitable, I went through my quarter
>life crisis and did so publicly with Quixotic attempts at Fermat's
>Last Theorem. At least I'm not in small company, I guess. And, at
>least, the problem has been solved by Wiles.
>And, best of all, although I might have to lower my assumptions about
>how great I might be someday, I know what I really value. and I
>already have much of that.
>So, with the end of my quarter life crisis, I'll stop wasting people's
>time with attempts at conquering a mountain with a spoon. Actually, I
>never was all that good at math, even though I like the subject. I'm
>more of a history buff.

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