david petry <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> "Meanwhile, I was doing well in mathematics. It was fun to solve > mathematical problems, but in a deeper sense mathematics was boring > and empty because for me it had no purpose. If I had worked on applied > mathematics I would have contributed to the development of the > technological society that I hated, so I worked only on pure > mathematics. But pure mathematics was only a game. I did not > understand then, and I still do not understand, why mathematicians are > content to fritter away their whole lives in a mere game. I myself was > completely dissatisfied with such a life." > > Ted Kaczynski, from a letter to a Turkish anarchist named Kara
Well, to each his own, right? Up to the point, of course, that they start mailing bombs to others.
-- "Do you know why I'm tall?" "Why?" "Because I eat apples." "Do you know why I'm short?" "Why?" "Because I'm a kid." --Quincy P. Hughes (age almost 4) bests his father.