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FWIW: interesting quote from Ted Kaczynski
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FWIW: interesting quote from Ted Kaczynski
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Jan 7, 2013 6:00 PM


"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



