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Topic: Belated Happy Birthday to John Conway
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Bill Taylor

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Re: Belated Happy Birthday to John Conway
Posted: Dec 28, 2002 2:30 AM
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jgamble@ripco.com (John M. Gamble) writes:

|> John Horton Conway turned 65 yesterday (Dec. 26th).
|>
|> I've found some of the most entertaining aspects of math had
|> his name attached to it, and i just want to say Thank You.

Hear hear to all that! And on top of everything else he is really a great guy.


I didn't realize his birthday was then - he must've come in a box, left belatedly
under the chrissy tree. (Boxing day was (I think) named for the day one went
around leaving "boxes" (presents) at people's places.)

Pity he wasn't born a day earlier, then we mathies could celeberate THE day
with a clear conscience... not that we can't anyway, Dec 25 was also Newton's
birthday, (as I say almost every year!) - I hope you remembered to hang
a memorial apple on your festive tree, in honour of the great illuminator!

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