On Dec 31, 2012, at 11:57 PM, Joe Niederberger <niederberger@comcast.net> wrote:

Please, you use everything loosely. For instance, where did I say "infinity as a number"? But, to answer the question I think you may have meant to ask (but who could ever tell?):

Sorry, I was asking for an example of what you are talking about that applies to 0.999...?

You wrote...

"It appears to me the "contradictions" as such surrounding these topics (be it .9999... or triangulations of a sphere) all are related to a very old debate regrading so-called "completed" or "actual" versus "potential" infinities."

Bob Hansen