
Re: Whatever happened to James Harris? Arturo?
Posted:
Dec 16, 2013 12:54 PM


On Sunday, December 15, 2013 10:59:54 AM UTC6, Port563 wrote: > I participated in sci.math a long time ago. Now, I am older and rustier, > > and my rust has rust. > > > > When I was last by this way, Prof. Lounesto had passed (in 2002), alas. > > > > And James Harris (of FLT infamy) was still busy polluting the group all too > > regularly. > > > > Only a few familiar names now  I note that the patient and tireless Arturo > > Magidin is still here.
Barely...
> What happened to JSH, Arturo? > > > > Did JSH apologize or retract, or just fade away?
No, he did not apologize; no he did not retract. I offered to stop replying if he asked explicitly; eventually, we had this exchange:
http://mathforum.org/kb/plaintext.jspa?messageID=523002 http://mathforum.org/kb/plaintext.jspa?messageID=523003 http://mathforum.org/kb/plaintext.jspa?messageID=523004
The "offers" refer to: http://groups.google.com/group/sci.math/msg/a372dd4930d6af0
Some of the last interactions I had:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topicsearchin/sci.math/messageid$3Abn920i$24201k$241@agate.b
and "Nora Baron":
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!msg/sci.math/3h1SshtCNoc/XZgtjQJ3uSgJ
(no, I don't have these at my fingertips; I saved the URLs a long time ago, just in case)
James abandoned sci.math and set up blogs instead. You can see his current writings at
http://somemath.blogspot.com/
and associated pages. (He had other blogs that he periodically deleted).
 Arturo Magidin

